The ever elusive…balanced diet?

One main point that Michael Pollan brings up is the general shift from complexity to simplicity. He means that nutritional quality is eventually sacrificed because the complex interactions and combinations of nutrients are being simplified by industrializing and processing food. Biological and ecological interactions that culminate in the plant and animal products that we consumeRead More


I just started reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food. I read The Omnivore’s Dilemma about a year and a half ago and found it very perspective-changing so I am looking forward to what this book will have to say. The first few chapters have focused on discussion of the ideology behind “nutritionism.” Pollan pointsRead More

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is a really cool “computational knowledge engine” that a friend (Nat) showed to me. Here is the demo video: Check it out and play around with it! It is capable of pulling out information and analyzes it in different ways. It can produce graphs and make complex calculations, and a lotRead More