Pollan’s Simple Words on Food

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

That’s the short answer food writer Michael Pollan gives to what we should eat. I think these seven little words, subtitle to Pollan’s book In Defense of Food, are being talked about right now because they give a simple answer to the complicated question of nutrition. Pollan doesn’t wow us with vocabulary words or a fancy turn-of-phrase, instead he cuts through confusing information and packs lots of meaning into few words. That’s what good writing is all about.

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