In Defense of Food follows best selling author Michael Pollan as he travels the globe in an attempt to rediscover the pleasures of eating healthy, unprocessed foods, while dispelling the misconceptions fed to the general public by “faulty nutrition science and deceptive marketing practices.”  

Through interviews with scientists, nutrition experts, physicians and food activists, the film examines how a variety of diets, including a plant-based diet, can be healthy options. The documentary also provides advice on how consumers can avoid the rising concerns of chronic diseases associated with the modern Western diet.

 

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NARRATOR AND STORY CONSULTANT

Michael Pollan

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Vicente Franco

SOUND RECORDIST

Ray Day

ORIGINAL SCORE

Christopher Hedge

ANIMATION

Ekin Akalin

ILLUSTRATIONS AND SET PAINTINGS

Maira Kalman

COORDINATING PRODUCER

Emily Taguchi

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Jessica Van Rheenen

POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

ONLINE EDITOR

Alyn Divine

ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY

John Chater

Brian Dowley

Jon Else

Brant Hadfield

T.J. Hellmuth

Max Salomon

Ken Smith

Zachary Stauffer

Keith Walker

ADDITIONAL SOUND RECORDING

Steve Bonnarigo

Steve Bores

Mario Cardenas

Doug Dunderdale

Tim Gaffney

Matt Mayer

Chuck Stanton

Marlowe Taylor