Chemical Foods and the Science That Will Save Us

Posted by Payson on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rachele M. Pojednic, Ed.M, M.S.: Chemical Foods and the Science That Will Save Us.

Michael Pollan, esteemed writer and noble defender of the dinner table, has been a leading crusader for real food, most recently in favor of GMO-labeling and against California’s Prop 37. He is undeniably right, but we should be wary of demonizing all science surrounding nutrition in the publics’ eye. In his book,In Defense of Food, he asserts that nutrition research is “reductionist science” investigating only the singularly existing nutrients of food, rather than the food as a whole. His thesis is that by examining only the component nutrients of food, we lose the value and trust in the whole food itself.

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