Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, will be in San Diego to give a lecture on Tuesday, June 12. I’ve just finished reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma, in which Pollan takes a hard look at four modern food chains, so as to ascertain what it is that Americans are really eating. The results are quite disturbing and made me happy that I rarely eat processed foods. The book has gotten a lot of press, for example in the New York Times and on NPR, and seems to be causing a stir in the food world.
The lecture is hosted by UCSD Extension’s Revelle Forum. Tickets are $35 and advanced registration is recommended. For more information, visit the Revelle Forum website.