|a1 videodisc (54 min.) :|bsound, color with black and white sequences ;|c4 3/4 in.
|atwo-dimensional moving image|btdi|2rdacontent
|b4 3/4 in.|2rda
|avideo file|bDVD video|eRegion 1|2rda
|aDocumentary television programs
|aBased on the book: In defense of food / Michael Pollan.
|a"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions"--Container.
|tIntroduction --|tThe Western diet --|tToo much sugar --|tLessons from nature --|tWhat can we do? --|tThe low fat campaign --|tA food desert blooms --|tMostly plants --|tLongest living Americans --|tOur microscopic partners --|tNot too much --|tSecrets of the buffet line --|tSoda politics --|tThe French paradox --|tConclusion.
|aStory consultant, Michael Pollan ; editors, Rhonda Collins, Gail Huddleson ; director of photography, Vicente Franco ; original score, Christopher Hedge.
|aNarrator, Michael Pollan ; commentators, David Jacobs, Bruce German, David Mills, Walter Willett, Paul Rozin, Claude Fischler.
|aOriginally produced in 2015 for KQED.
|a""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"--|cFrom publisher description.
|aDVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
|aIn English with optional English subtitles (for the hearing impaired).