In Defense of Food DVD - AV Item

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"Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants." With those seven words, journalist Michael Pollan distills a career's worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people's health by today's industrially-driven Western diet. Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?

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Features:

  • Length: 120 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Country of Origin: United States

AV Benefits:

Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

"For some reason, a popular topic for argument these days is food. As in, 'My food is healthier than yours. Don't you know that what you're eating is full of [fill in the blank] and can cause [fill in the blank]?' All well intended, I'm sure, but sometimes abrasive. A more appetizing approach is taken by author Michael Pollan in the PBS program 'In Defense of Food' ". - The Boston Globe

"Pollan's 'In Defense of Food' tackles the question every person who has ever wanted to revamp their diet for the better has wanted to ask: What should I eat to be healthy? During 'In Defense', Pollan answers that question in great detail by busting bad nutrition science, visiting hunter-gatherers in Tanzania, and also coins the best no-nonsense bit of eating advice ever: 'Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.'" - Organic Authority

"In Defense of Food offers viewers simple, practicle advice on healthier eating. It's indispensable viewing for anyone interested in the relationship between food and health." - Forces of Geek

"In Defense of Food was a fascinating look at how we have eaten for years and how we should be eating now." - In Our Spare Time

4 out of 4 stars
"Popular science and nutrition author Michael Pollan's bestselling 2008 book is adapted in this PBS-aired documentary by filmmaker Michael Schwarz featuring the convivial, gentle-spoken author, who serves up some troubling propositions about the "Western diet" and its pathologies...An essential title, this is highly recommended." - Video Librarian

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 120 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Country of Origin: United States

Description

  • In Defense of Food

    Join best-selling author Michael Pollan (Food Rules, The Botany of Desire) on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Cutting through confusion and busting myths and misconceptions, In Defense of Food shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic diseases so often associated with the modern diet.

    Pollan's journey of discovery takes him from the plains of Tanzania, where one of the world's last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers still eats the way our ancestors did, to Loma Linda, California, where a group of Seventh Day Adventist vegetarians live longer than almost anyone else on earth, and eventually to Paris, where the French diet, rooted in culture and tradition, proves surprisingly healthy. Along the way he shows how a combination of faulty nutrition science and deceptive marketing practices have encouraged us to replace real food with scientifically engineered "food-like substances." And he explains why the solution to our dietary woes is in fact remarkably simple: Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.

    This DVD features subtitles in English.