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Michael Pollan Calls For De-industrialization of our food Supply

Debra Redalia


Recently one of my favorite food writers, Michael Pollan , wrote about how the covid-18 pandemic is making visible problems in our food supply that have been there all along and needing change, but we couldn’t see them.

Now, with the pandemic, they are coming to light.

He quotes Warren Buffett: ““Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

It’s clearly time for a change in our food system. We are already moving in the direction of small, local organic farms, artisan production of food products, and farmer’s markets for out food supply. What I’m doing in this blog is showing how we can do our part by feeding ourselves with food we make at home instead of relying on the industrial food system to feed us.

Read Michael’s article: THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: The Sickness in Our Food Supply.

Listen to podcast: KQED: Michael Pollan On What the Pandemic Reveals About ‘The Sickness in Our Food Supply’



My vision for our food supply is mostly local, as it has always been until industrialization. Local organic family farms, foraging from the natural environment, and lots of family gardens growing food for their own use and to share. We can grow so much food! We then also need to have the skill to prepare food and the management skills to be food providers to ourselves and our families.