Food, Inc. for only $9.99!

Written by The Thyroid Chronicles on March 12, 2010 – 10:48 am -

Oprah had journalist Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, on her show yesterday to speak about Oscar-nominated Food, Inc. and what people should and should not put into their bodies.  Quite possibly, I wouldn’t even have this infernal disease if I’d been eating according to his simple principles.  But what caused my cheapster’s ears to perk up was their awesome offer – until March 17th only, you can get your own copy of Food, Inc. for $9.99 at, a bazillion times off the regular price, and then have it for download as well.  Why rent when you can own?  This is a reference tool you can have 4eva. Dooooooo it.

Here are a few of my favorite food rules from Michael Pollan:

Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. “When you pick up that box of portable yogurt tubes, or eat something with 15 ingredients you can’t pronounce, ask yourself, “What are those things doing there?” Pollan says.

Avoid packaged foods with more than five ingredients, or ingredients a third-grader can’t pronounce.

Stay out of the middle of the supermarket; shop on the perimeter of the store. Real food tends to be on the outer edge of the store near the loading docks, where it can be replaced with fresh foods when it goes bad.

Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot. “There are exceptions — honey — but as a rule, things like Twinkies that never go bad aren’t food,” Pollan says.

Don’t buy food where you buy your gasoline. In the U.S., 20% of food is eaten in the car.

Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.

You can get Michael’s “manual on eating” here, for the majorly discounted price of $5:

Jump on that shit, peeps.

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