"I’m not a scientist. Like a lot of journalists, I go out and talk to a lot of people who know much more than I do. And I’m always surprised when they think I’ve got something new to tell them after I’ve published. You’ll talk to a bunch of scientists, you’ll write a story about what they’re doing, and then they’ll invite you to their next meeting as if you have original information. You don’t. What you have is the ability to synthesize and tell a story."
— A conversation with Michael Pollan, author of the most important food politics book of the past half-century. His most recent tome, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, is a must-read. (via explore-blog)
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