There’s a great interview with Michael Pollan at Yale Environment 360. He runs through his usual take on local food, the evils of corn, and gives a plug for grassfed beef, which is always a way to charm me.
My favorite passage is this
My experience was entering the garden with a head full of Thoreau and Emerson, and finding those ideas, as beautiful as they are, do not prepare you for when the woodchuck comes and mows down your little crop of seedlings. That approach to nature counsels passive spectatorship, and argues implicitly that the woodchuck has as much right to your broccoli as you do, because it