The other day at work, a co-worker lent me the book "The Omnivores Dilemma" by Michael Pollan after learning that I was a vegetarian. She was interested in my diet but also skeptical that is was fully healthy enough.
Side Note: Since I've been a vegetarian (with occasional pescitarianism) for almost nineteen years now (HOLY COW!), I'd say I'm fine. As a matter of fact, the times when my stomach gives me these terrible little flare ups is when I'm either 1) stressed, or 2) eating very bad food. I feel better by eating mostly raw and vegan until I feel better.
And now, Michael Pollan is on the Daily Show talking about his new book "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual". UPDATE: video now available: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-january-4-2010/michael-pollan
The video for that isn't available yet, but his interview with Stephen Colbert from June is, so I'll post that. Here he is promoting "In Defense of Food":
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I read this interview from the Toronto Star, which was also informative: