Michael Pollan

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Contributing writer to the New York Times; Professor of Journalismat the University of California, Berkeley; author of several books on food, including How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence; The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World and Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

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In 1971, Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs, and the Controlled Substances Act outlawed the use of LSD and psilocybin, or magic mushrooms.

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After reading Michel Pollan's vastly successful book,  The Omnivore’s Dilemma , the Wall Street Journal's reviewer said, "Eating is no longer a simple pleasure."

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The Farm Bill dates back to the Depression and World War II, and it still reflects the priorities of those bygone days.

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