|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
Author Michael Pollan goes on the Colbert Report to explain how the food-industrial complex is destroying what we eat by processing and synthesizing it. He opines on how reducing a complex food down to a single component is fundamentally detrimental to our health.
One of the tenets of his newest book, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, is to only buy things with "5 ingredients or less." He is steadfast that this is the most simple method for reducing the amount of synthetic food in our diets.
Interestingly, I recently tried Häagen-Dazs' new ice cream that is actually called five. They boast that it only contains five ingredients: milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks... and then whatever flavor it is. They make it in make Mint, Coffee, Vanilla, Ginger, Passion Fruit, Brown Sugar, and Chocolate and it's good!
Some of the highlights of the Colbert clip include Michael admitting to eating Yodels; how he got "busted" at the supermarket buying Fruity Pebbles, and he blasts infant formula but his mom is in the audience - and she tells him that he wasn't breast fed. Zing!