Michael Pollan's new book, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, follows industrial food, organic food, and food that consumers procure or hunt for themselves, from the source to the dinner plate. It also examines the importance of corn in all of our food products. Pollan is a Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at University of California at Berkeley. His previous books include The Botany of Desire and A Place of My Own, and he's a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine.
Sean Altman and Rob Tannenbaum make up the comedy rock group, "What I Like About Jew." The group started out as a joke-y cabaret act that sold out New York venues like the Knitting Factory and Fez. Now they have a new CD called Unorthodox. Altman was a founder and former leader of the vocal group Rockappella. He is a member of the Loser's Lounge series in New York and a contributing producer/performer with Kol Zimra and Voices for Israel. Tannenbaum is music editor of Blender Magazine. His work appears in many other magazines, including Playboy. He also helped John Leguizamo write his Tony-nominated Broadway comedy, "Sexaholic." (Original Airdate: 4/11/2006) [Broadcast Date: May 10, 2007]
Then, hear The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, and more by Michael Pollan.
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