Reading 3 - CV 2010

TASK 3
Read the questions and answers in this interview with Michael Pollan, a famous nutritionist. Match questions A-F with answers 1-5. Write the letters in the spaces provided at the end. The first one has been done for you as an example. (5 x 2 = 10 marks)

Michael Pollan Will Now Take Your Questions.

Michael Pollan is the author, most recently, of "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto." His previous book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals", was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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0. I still eat meat. But I eat a lot less. I have enormous respect for vegetarians, but I believe there are ways to eat meat that are good for you and good for the environment.

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1. Without question. Look, you get to vote with your fork three times a day. That's a lot more votes you have than in any other realm of life. Getting that vote right even once a day makes a difference.

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2. We need to vote with our forks as consumers. We also need to make our agricultural policies support the kind of food system we want--support farmers who are growing organic food or local food, not just big corn and soy farmers.

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3. The honest answer is, we don't know. There is a tremendous experiment being performed right now on humans and the environment with these crops, which are much less regulated than people realize. You should be able to decide if you want to eat genetically modified food. And we're not allowed to, right now.

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4. I would bring animals back onto farms. We have seen a wholesale migration of animals to feedlots over the past 20 or 30 years. On a farm, their waste feeds the crops and the crops feed the animals ―it's an elegant solution. When we took animals off the farms, we divided that solution into two big problems.

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5. No question — to eat healthy and to eat with some sense of environmental responsibility costs more than to eat badly. If you have any space at all, a $70 home garden can yield $600 of produce. That is the cheapest, most local, most nutritious produce you can have.

Match questions  A to H  with  answers  1  to 5 

A. Are genetically modified crops harming our health?

B.  Can small changes in American eating patterns make a difference collectively?

C. Can you tell us what your current diet is? If it is not vegetarian, why not?

D. How can consumers ensure a strong food system for future generations?

E. I am a recent grad living in an expensive city. How do you reconcile food ethics and cost?

F. If you could change only one thing about our agricultural system, what would it be?

G. What advice would you give a parent who wants to ensure his children eat healthy foods?

H. What's your guiltiest pleasure, and how do you rationalize it?

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