2007-02-02

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

(original post: 29/1; updated: 2/2)

That, writes Michael Pollan (author of "The Omnivore’s Dilemma"), is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy.

Simple isn't it?

The problem is, people just don't like simple answers.

One of those who don't like this "misleading, great-great-grandma-knew-best philosophy" is Daniel Engber, writing for Slate (Survival of the Yummiest: Should we buy Michael Pollan's nutritional Darwinism?).