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Monday, September 19, 2011

Michael Pollan: How Change Is Going to Come in the Food System | | AlterNet

Michael Pollan: How Change Is Going to Come in the Food System | | AlterNet

The following article first appeared on the Web site of The Nation. For more great content from the Nation, sign up for its e-mail newsletters here.

Editor's Note: This piece is one in a series of replies to Frances Moore Lappé’s essay on the food movement today.

In the forty years since the publication of Frances Moore Lappé's Diet for a Small Planet, a movement dedicated to the reform of the food system has taken root in America. Lappé's groundbreaking book connected the dots between something as ordinary and all-American as a hamburger and the environmental crisis, as well as world hunger. Along with Wendell Berry and Barry Commoner, Lappé taught us how to think ecologically about the implications of our everyday food choices. You can now find that way of thinking, so radical at the time, just about everywhere--from the pages of Time magazine to the menu at any number of local restaurants.

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