Michael Pollan

Food Author & Professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Michael Pollan is the author of various books and articles that focus on the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, farms and gardens.

He is the author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (2013). He has published four New York Times bestsellers, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (2010); In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008); The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006); and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2001).

In 2010, Pollan was named an influential Thinker in the TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. A year before, in 2009, he was named one of the top 10 “New Thought Leaders” by Newsweek.