Michael Pollan Doesn’t Quite Understand the Fuss Over His Most Famous Line

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“I don’t take it as a genius breakthrough … The point was commonsense. The fact that it was even noteworthy is what’s noteworthy about it. It’s a measure of how perplexed we’ve become about food as a result of what the food industry has done. You have to be pretty lost for that to come as news.” —The food writer tells Ezra Klein that his now-famous directive — “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” — should have surprised exactly no one. [Vox]