Michael Pollan

Born Feb 6, 1955
Age 61
Hometown State of New York...
Alma Mater Bennington Colleg...

Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. A 2006 New York Times book review describes him as a "liberal foodie intellectual."

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1955 Birth Pollan was born on February 6, 1955 in Long Island, New York, into a Jewish family. … Read More


1977 22 Years Old Pollan received a B.A. in English from Bennington College in 1977 and an M.A. in English from Columbia University in 1981. … Read More


1998 43 Years Old In his 1998 book A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder, Pollan methodically traced the design and construction of the out-building where he writes. … Read More
2003 48 Years Old His recent work has dealt with the practices of the meat industry, and he has written a number of articles on trends in American agriculture. He has received the Reuters World Conservation Union Global Awards in environmental journalism, the James Beard Foundation Awards for best magazine series in 2003, and the Genesis Award from the Humane Society of the United States. … Read More


2008 53 Years Old …  Pollan's book In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, released on January 1, 2008, explores the relationship with what he terms nutritionism and the Western diet, with a focus on late 20th century food advice given by the science community. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old In 2010 Pollan was interviewed for the film Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?, a feature-length documentary about honey bees and colony collapse disorder. … Read More
2013 58 Years Old In Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, published in 2013, Pollan explores the methods by which cooks mediate "between nature and culture." … Read More
2014 59 Years Old In 2014 Pollan wrote the foreword in the healthy eating cookbook The Pollan Family Table. … Read More
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