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    I was reading Michael Pollan's book Food Rules today. He has a great grip on the state of the commercialized food industry. My favorite rules:

    • Don't ingest food made in places where everyone is required to wear a surgical cap.
    • It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car.
    • Pay more, eat less. (buy quality food)
    • Cook.
    • Break the rules once in a while. (20% rule)

    Do others have favorites?
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    I stopped reading after that "mostly plants" line.
    Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

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    I haven't read the book but I heard someone tell me he's got one about not eating cereal that changes the colour of your milk? Not that we eat cereal around PB (do I even need to say that?) but I think it's cute in a "duhh!" smack-your-forehead-because-he-has-to-spell-it-out-for-everyone kind of way.

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    He gets into these rules in 'In Defense Of Food' as well. And yes, he very plainly has to spell them out to make sure he doesn't confuse the simpletons who might not be able to put two and two together. The 'rules' make complete sense for the most part.

    What do you mean michelena's isn't real food?!?!?! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabby View Post
    I stopped reading after that "mostly plants" line.
    I felt that way too, even though I have read other MP books and thoroughly enjoyed them. The best of the bunch is "The Omnivore's Dilemma" IMO.

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