Watching Pollan 's Series Documentary

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INTRODUCTION I selected to watch Pollan’s series documentary instead of his book due to my difficulties in reading and being a visual learner. I am grateful to Pollen for being able to see his story as the documentary. This allowed a visual and hearing experience with the professionals he spoke with within their environment along with demonstrations of what they were talking about. It was an experience to join the people from the countries he visited in their homes/work and to learn what he was taught. This video brings more meaning and life into his story than just words on a page. AUTHOR Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. For the last 25 years he has written about nature and culture and their intersection in what we put on our plates, what is in our farms/gardens and in the environment we have built. In 2010, he was named in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, and received a few other awards. He does not seem to have a formal education in nutrition, however, based off this documentary he completes thorough research through speaking with professionals, specialists and highly regarded (in this case) makers as well as people who live in the communities he is reporting about. STORY Pollen speaks about how America consumes more processed food than any other country and is very quickly losing its roots and knowledge of natural food and home cooking with its ability to take care

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