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May 20, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online event
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Head of lettuce. Band reads "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants."
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Let’s Talk Movies: In Defense of Food

Thursday, May 20, 2021

We'll joined by the film's writer, Edward Gray, as we chat about this documentary, in which journalist Michael Pollan examines the industrially-driven Western diet to show how it has ruined our health, then offers solutions for the future.

Library staff love more than just books—we’re movie-lovers, too! Watch a movie on Kanopy—a streaming service that is free for Menlo Park residents with your library card—and then join us to talk about how much you love (or really don’t love) it!

This month, we will talk about In Defense of Food, based on (but not the same as) journalist Michael Pollan's bestselling book.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, Pollan distills a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially-driven Western diet. In Defense of Food debunks the daily barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition.

Traveling the globe and the supermarket aisles to illustrate the principles of his bestselling “eater’s manifesto,” Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most confounding and urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?

We'll joined during our discussion by the film's writer, Edward Gray.

We gather online to talk movies on the 3rd Thursday of each month.