With that seven-word maxim, he 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. In Defense of Food is a documentary film based on his recent book that debunks the daily media barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition. You can see and discuss the film at Greens N Grains Café at 7 pm on Thursday, February 15.
Traveling the globe and exploring the supermarket aisles to illustrate the principles of his bestselling “eater’s manifesto,” Michael Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most confounding and urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?
Pollan is the author of five New York Times Best Sellers: The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, The Botany of Desire (which was also adapted for PBS in 2009), In Defense of Food, Food Rules and, most recently, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. In 2010, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
Greens N Grains Café in Egg Harbor offers a natural and organic dinner special each evening before the screening. Enjoy a delicious soup specialty, a salad, bread and a cup of tea for $9.50, available from 6 pm on. Dinner and a Movie Night screening takes place at 7 pm on February 15. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited to 20 people and those attending dinner have reserved seating. Reservations are required. RSVP by phone at 920.868.9999 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information including a film trailer, visit Greens-N-Grains.com.