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Let me begin by saying that Michael Pollan is one of the best environmental writers at work today. As one toiling in many of the same fields, I admire Pollan’s uncanny ability to unearth simple, crystal clear explanations from the often crazy-making complexity of big green issues. An example is the wonderfully simple epigram, summarized from his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, that he offers as a way to eat day to day to reduce one’s impact on the planet and improve health at the same time: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
The reason I’m going on like this is that over at Yale Environment 360, a relative (and remarkable) newcomer to the green blogosphere, Pollan is interviewed on the interplay between food prices, biofuels, and agribusiness. It’s worth a trip over there because his gift for getting at big ideas by talking through small examples is very much on display.
BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.