Michael Pollan:  Why Does This Man Hate Commercial Agriculture?

Michael Pollan:  Why Does This Man Hate Commercial Agriculture?

Chris Clayton

DTN/Progressive Farmer

A couple of eye-opening images helped turn Michael Pollan into America’s apostle of the organic, eat local, foodie movement.

The first was in 1998, when Monsanto invited Pollan to witness production of a biotech potato (the potato is no longer produced). He recalls being troubled by the fungicides used and noted that farmers were growing organic potatoes in their gardens.

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