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Michael Pollan, professor

(article, Culinate staff)

Michael Pollan has taught journalism at the University of California at Berkeley for several years. Now you, too, can sit in on a popular Pollan class, thanks to the Atlantic's roundup of video lectures on Berkeley's YouTube channel. (Why watch on the Atlantic's health blog? Because Cal makes it tricky to find the videos directly.) The class on view — "Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement" — is actually a roundup itself:

bq. Though \[Pollan\] appears frequently as introducer, moderator, and panelist, the classes are focused on an all-star cast of guest lecturers. Taken together, these food A-listers and innovators provide a compelling, comprehensive portrait of 21st-century eating. . . . If you're already asking questions about your food, it's likely your favorite author-activist appears. For people learning about food systems for the first time, this class may be the very best place to start.