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Michael Pollan is a professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also the director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. He is a contributing writer for the “New York Times Magazine”, a former executive editor for “Harper’s Magazine”, and author of four books: “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals”, “The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World”, “A Place of My Own”, and “Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education”. He has also written a number of articles regarding the trends of American agriculture.
Pollan has received the Reuters World Conservation Union Global Awards in environmental journalism, the James Beard Foundation Awards for best magazine series, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Association. His articles have been anthologized in “Best American Science Writing”, “Best American Essays”, and the “Norton Book of Nature Writing”.