Author Archives: Maddie Mary Freeman

Contemplation as Appreciation

Contemplation is seldom prioritized in our world today. It’s not something that I regularly practice in any of my other classes, nor is it something I specifically set aside time for at home. The industrialized food contemplation using raisins was truly a surreal experience. Perhaps it was so bizarre because it was the first one of the class and the… Read more »

Miscommunication between Science and Journalism

Michael Pollan offers many valid points using concrete evidence and trustworthy sources. However, there’s a problem when the information he presents does not match the corresponding scientific evidence.  Throughout In Defense of Food, Pollan advises “eating less” as a guide to eating more quality food and less processed foods. He lists the additional benefits of calorie restriction, including slower aging… Read more »