Micahel Pollan on biofuels

Let me begin by saying that Michael Pollan is one of the best environmental writers at work today. As one toiling in many of the same fields, I admire Pollan’s uncanny ability to unearth simple, crystal clear explanations from the often crazy-making complexity of big green issues. An example is the wonderfully simple epigram, summarized from his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, that he offers as a way to eat day to day to reduce one’s impact on the planet and improve health at the same time: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

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