food ethics

It's been called the "omnivore's dilemma." And nobody, not even an expert, is exempt from it.
They might be slow movers, but they're quick thinkers.
"Surely if I buy organic, humanely raised or free-range, that's all good, isn't it?" Well, actually, no. You are just kidding yourself, and the animals you are trying not to hurt would tell you if they could that your valiant effort is not enough.
I never really understood religious dietary restrictions, and to be honest, I've never even given up chocolate for Lent. But this kind of dietary scruple makes sense to me.
Pollan spoke to TIME about who has influenced him most, crediting poet/essayist/farmer Wendell Berry with beginning the discussion