Michael Pollan is an award winning journalist and author who focuses on the science of food. His books, including 2006’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, explore what we eat and why we eat it, and how we can make better choices for our bodies and the planet. He is a contributing writer at the New York Times magazine and a professor at the Berkeley graduate school of journalism. Although best known for his writing on food and agriculture, he has also written about the science of germs, psychedelic drugs and health care. His writing blends personal anecdote, journalistic research, and science.