Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is a science writer. He is a staff-writer at New York Times Magazine and a professor of journalism at UC Berkeley.  He has published a number of books and has written for New Yorker, Harper’s, New York Review of Books, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Conde Naste Traveler, Orion, Vogue, House and Garden, Metropolitan Home, The Guardian, Harvard Design Magazine, Mother Jones, Smithsonian, Time Magazine, Travel + Leisure Family, Gourmet, Newsweek, Nation, National Geographic, and the Washington Post.  On his CV posted on his website, he has listed numerous awards and a fellowships, though I can’t find proof of them. It is unclear at this time what this means. He is possibly listing his past fellowships. He also has given hundreds of speeches and lectures.
Schooling
B.A. Bennington College – English
M.A. Columbia University – English
His CV also claims that he had gone to Oxford University in 1975, while working on his Bachelor’s – a semester abroad
02-10-17 : Pollan has become a major influence in the environmental and nutrition sciences.  In the beginning of his career, he seemed to solely write about food and gardening (after his FCC days), but now he steps out into more varied roles.  He does write about contentious issues, and draws a fair amount of criticism.  I am not able to determine if he is a bad scientist, takes money from organizations, or his detractors are the lobbied party. I do believe it is worthy to raise a flag of concern when someone gives as many speeches as he does.
Pollan has published 7 books:
1991 – Second Nature: A Gardner’s Education
1997 – A Place of my Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
2001 – The Botany of Desire – A Plant’s Eye View of the World
2006 – The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
2007 – In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
2008 – Food Rules: An Eater’s Manuel
2013 – Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
The following are links to Pollan’s published articles and content, in relative order from earliest to latest:
12-22-81 – Keeping Television Regulated – from New York Times
04-06-86 – Capitalist Crusaders – from New York Times
05-01-87 – Cultivating Virtue: The Moral Imperatives of Compost – from Harper’s
06-19-88 – Gardening Means War – from New York Times Magazine
05-28-89 – Why Mow? The Case Against Lawns – from New York Times Magazine
11-05-89 – Weeds Are Us – from New York TImes Magazine
04-01-90 – Cultivating Nature – from Harper’s
05-06-90 – Putting Down Roots – from New York Times Magazine
09-09-90 – Autumn, It’s no Garden Party – from New York Times Magazine
02-17-91 – Into the Rose Garden – from New York Times Magazine
05-13-91 – My Two Gardens – from Forbes
07-21-91 – A Gardner’s Guide to Sex, Politics and Class War – from New York Times
A Gardner Cultivates His House – from House and Garden (missing)
The Garden’s Prospects in America – from Orion (missing)
10-31-93 –Look Who’s Saving Elm – from New York Times Magazine
A Porch with a View – Metropolitan Home (missing)
Grenada: The Piece Dividend – Conde Naste Traveler (missing)
03-20-94 – The Seed Conspiracy – from New York Times Magazine
05-15-94 – Against Nativism – from New York Times Magazine
A Growing Field – from Vogue (missing)
07-24-94 – How to Make a Pond – from New York Times
09-04-94 – This Bud’s For You – from New York Times Magazine
02-19-95 – How Pot Has Grown – from New York Times Magazine
11-26-95 – It’s Not the End After All – from Los Angeles Times
Children’s Paradise – from Vogue
04-14-96 – The Great Outdoors: May 28, 1989; Why Mow? – from New York Times Magazine
12-08-96 – Gardening – from New York Times
01-19-97 – Brief Review of Holy Land – from New York Times
02-09-97 – Building a Room of my Own – from New York Times Magazine
03-01-97 – A Room With Too Much View – from Harper’s
03-14-97 – Living at the Office – from New York Times
04-01-97 – Opium Made Easy – from Harper’s (link from author’s site)
06-14-97 – Inner Space – from The Guardian
07-20-97 – The Pot Proposition: Living with Medical Marijauna – from New York Times Magazine
09-18-97 – Breaking Ground: So Beautiful this Ghastly Flower – from New York Times
12-07-97 – Gardening (Book Reviews) – from New York Times
12-14-97 – Town-Building is no Mickey Mouse Operation – from New York Times Magazine
01-22-98 – Dream Pond: Just Add Water. Then Add More – from New York Times
04-01-98 – Beyond Wilderness and Lawn – from Harvard Design Magazine
04-02-98 – Breaking Ground; The Chain Saws of Salvation – from New York Times
05-31-98 – Gardening (Book Review) – from New York Times
06-04-98 – Breaking Ground; Seed. Reseed. Secede. – from New York Times
10-25-98 – Playing God in the Garden – from New York Times Magazine
11-05-98 – Going Resource Picking – from New York Times
11-05-98 – Breaking Ground: The Call of the Wild Apple – from New York Times
03-07-99 – The Real World of Interiors – from New York Times Magazine
07-11-99 – The Way We Live Now: 7-11-99: Land of the Free Market – from New York Times Magazine
09-12-99 – The Way We Live Now: 9-12-99: A Very Fine Line – from New York Times Magazine
12-05-99 – Our Time – from New York Times Magazine
12-12-99 – The Way We Live Now: 12-12-99; Feeding Frenzy – from New York Times Magazine
04-09-00 – The Triumph of Burbopolis – from New York Times Magazine
01-07-01 – The Lives They Lived: 01-07-01; Claude Hope, b. 1907; Floral Conquest – from New York Times Magazine
01-14-01 – The Way We Live Now: 01-14-01; Produce Politics – from New York Times Magazine
03-04-01 – The Way We Live Now: 03-04-01; The Great Yellow Hype – from New York Times Magazine
04-22-01 – The Way We Live Now: 04-22-01; I, Pollinator – from New York Times Magazine
05-13-01 – Naturally – from New York Times Magazine
05-01-01 – What Sweetness Was – from Harper’s
06-24-01 – Poison – from New York Times
09-27-01 – Is This Country Living? Ask the Cows – from New York Times
The Easiest Vacation in America – from Travel + Leisure
12-09-01 – The Year in Ideas: A-Z; The Precautionary Principle – from New York Times Magazine
12-09-01 – The Year in Ideas: A-Z; Genetic Pollution – from New York Times Magazine
03-31-02 – Power Steer – from New York Times Magazine
07-19-02 – When a Crop Becomes King – from New York Times
09-01-02 – Sustaining Vision – from Gourmet
11-10-02 – An Animal’s Place – from New York Times Magazine
11-10-02 – An Animal’s Place (appended) – from New York Times Magazine
01-12-03 – You Want Fries with That? – from New York Times
05-04-03 – The Futures of Food – from New York Times Magazine
05-05-03 – Cruising on the Ark of Taste – from Mother Jones
10-12-03 – The Way We Live Now: 10-12-03; The (Agri)Cultural Contradictions of Obesity – from New York Times Magazine
01-11-04 – The Way We Live Now:01-11-04; Cattle Futures? – from New York Times Magazine
04-23-04 – A Flood of U.S. Corn Rips at Mexico – from Los Angeles Times
05-16-04 – An American Transplant – from New York Times Magazine
10-17-04 – Our National Eating Disorder – from New York Times Magazine
Hawaii’s Wild Side – from Travel + Leisure
03-26-06 – A Modern Hunter-Gatherer – from New York Times Magazine
05-01-06 – No Bar Code – from Mother Jones
05-07-06 – Voting With Your Fork – from New York Times
05-11-06 – Why Eating Well is Elitist – from New York Times
05-12-06 – An Organic Chicken in Every Pot – from New York Times
05-15-06 – Wal-Mart Goes Organic: And Now for the Bad News – from New York Times
05-17-06 – Eat Your View – from New York Times
05-21-06 – Food From a Farm Near You – from New York Times
05-24-06 – The Great Yellow Hope – from New York Times
05-29-06 – Profile in Courage on Animal Welfare – from New York Times
06-04-06 – Mass Natural – from New York Times Magazine
06-04-06 – Attacks on the Food Police – from New York Times
06-07-06 – What’s for Dinner? – from New York Times
06-11-06 – Six Rules for Eating Wisely – from Time
06-14-06 – My Letter to Whole Foods – from New York Times
07-01-06 – What’s Eating America? – from Smithsonian Magazine
09-11-06 – One Thing to Do About Food: A Forum – from The Nation
09-15-06 – My Second Letter to Whole Foods – unpublished
10-15-06 – The Vegetable-Industrial Complex – from New York Times Magazine
01-28-07 – Unhappy Meals – from New York Times Magazine
04-22-07 – You Are What You Grow – from New York Times Magazine
11-04-07 – Weed it and Reap – from New York Times
12-16-07 – Our Decrepit Food Factories – from New York Times Magazine
04-20-08 – Why Bother? – from New York Times Magazine
05-10-08 – How to Feed the World: A Forum – from Newsweek Magazine
10-12-08 – Farmer in Chief – from New York Times Magazine
08-16-09 – Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch – from New York Times Magazine
09-01-09 – Love and Lies – from National Geographic
09-02-09 – Wendell Berry’s Wisdom – from The Nation
09-10-09 – Big Food vs. Big Insurance – from New York Times
10-11-09 – Rules to Eat By – from New York Times Magazine
06-10-10 – The Food Movement, Rising – from New York Review of Books
10-10-10 – The 36-Hour Dinner Party – from New York Times Magazine
11-29-10 – A Stale Food Fight – from New York Times
10-02-11 – Mysteries Solved, Riddles Explained, and Readers’ Questions Answered – from New York Times
10-03-11 – How Change is Going to Come to the Food System – from The Nation
10-14-12 – Vote for the Dinner Party – from New York Times Magazine
Getting Over Organic – from Orion Magazine
05-19-13 – Some of my Best Friends are Germs – from New York Times Magazine
09-15-13 – My Tragic Encounter with James Taylor’s Pig – from New York Times Magazine
12-23-13 – The Intelligent Plant – from New Yorker
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11-07-14 – How a National Food Policy Could Save Millions – from Washington Post
02-09-15 – The Trip Treatment – from New Yorker
05-03-15 – Why Natural Doesn’t Mean Anything Anymore – from New York Times Magazine
12-04-15 – A Secret Weapon to Fight Climate Change – from Washington Post
12-04-15 – My 10 Favorite Books – from New York Times
10-09-16 – Big Food Strikes Back: Why Did the Obamas Fail to Take On Corporate Agriculture? – from New York Times Magazine
Navigating the Aisles (video) – from New York Times
In Defense of Food
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Eating Oil, Eating Sunshinehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQlqb14FCEw
The Omnivore’s Next Dilemma (TED Talk)

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