Let's reclaim cooking to save the food system, says Michael Pollan

In an interview with Democracy Now! about his new book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, Michael Pollan says taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step to help make our food system more sustainable.

"Slow food is about food that is good, clean and fair. They’re concerned with social justice. They’re concerned with how the food is grown and how humane and chemical-free it is." He adds, "Slow food is about recovering that space around the family and keeping the influence of the food manufacturers outside of the house. ... The family meal is very important. It’s the nursery of democracy."

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