In defense of food : an eater's manifesto / Kikim Media ; producer and director, Michael Schwarz ; producer and telescript, Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiki Kapany.
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- ISBN: 9781627895743
- ISBN: 1627895744
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution 
- Copyright: ©2016
Based on the book: In defense of food / Michael Pollan.
"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions"--Container.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Introduction -- Western diet -- Too much sugar -- Lessons from nature -- What can we do? -- Low fat campaign -- A food desert blooms -- Mostly plants -- Longest living Americans -- Our microscopic partners -- Not too much -- Secrets of the buffet line -- Soda politics -- French paradox -- Conclusion.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Story consultant, Michael Pollan ; editors, Rhonda Collins, Gail Huddleson ; director of photography, Vicente Franco ; original score, Christopher Hedge.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Narrator, Michael Pollan ; commentators, David Jacobs, Bruce German, David Mills, Walter Willett, Paul Rozin, Claude Fischler.
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Originally produced in 2015 for KQED.
""Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." Looking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach"-- From publisher description.
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DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
In English with optional English subtitles (for the hearing impaired).
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