Sustainable Calgary Book Discussion: In Defence of Food

December 4, 2008 - 1:00am to 2:30am

This Month's Book — In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

by Michael Pollan.

The session is free and everyone is welcome

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, the well-considered answers he provides to the questions posed in the bestselling The Omnivore's Dilemma. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, and others. Despite the daunting dietary landscape, the solutions to the current omnivore's dilemma can be found all around us. In looking toward traditional diets the world over, as well as the foods our families-and regions-historically enjoyed, we can recover a more balanced, reasonable, and pleasurable approach to food. Michael Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we might start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives and enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy.

The Book Discussion is co-sponsored by Sustainable Calgary and the Calgary Public Library and meets once a month on Wednesday Evenings at the Central Library, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. For Information: See for book details and information or contact the Calgary Public Library.

What's Next: Wednesday January 14th The Geography of Hope by Chris Turner. Join the author for a discussion and a positive look at a sustainable future.

We hope you can join us! Feel free to drop in.


4th Floor North Meeting Room, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB