Michael Pollan, is brilliant. He is a journalism professor at Berkeley and in my mind the most profound, important, and HELPFUL writer about food and diet in the world. Yes he is that good.
If you do one thing this year about food, go to his website. It is michaelpollan dot com
He has at the bottom (once you click on writing) graciously reprinted articles he has written for the New York Times. The best I have read is Unhappy Meals. It is not a particularly easy read because he is dealing with complex subjects but he is a good and clear writer. It is so powerful though that is getting me to this time really switch to more vegetables, whole grains, and non-processed foods.
I have read a handful of his articles over the years and they are all fantastic. He is also an author of some well known and well received books, Botany of Desire people may know.
If you read unhappy meals it will change your life, potentially, and you will want to share it with everyone you know. Who knows? Maybe we can start a Michael Pollan movement here. I do not think anything in the world would make him happier or us healthier.
I do not say must read lightly btw. This is the most brilliant writing you will ever find on food and diet. IMHO of course