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If you’re having fits because your employees, your kids or even you think one person can’t make a difference, consider Michael Pollan.

In 2001, the Berkeley journalism professor published The Botany of Desire, on the way plants adapt themselves to people’s preferences. It was a prelude to The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Food Rules, which explores the food industry and the dangers of eating too much of one thing, namely corn, and its derivatives.

Each of Pollan’s successive books has distilled his conclusions into ever more tasty, bite-size pieces.

Bottom line: Today, when you pick up a package of English muffins that reads “Now No High-Fructose Corn Syrup,” that was one man’s doing. You can make a difference.


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