Michael Pollan on Food, Energy, Climate, and Health

In his latest column, Nicholas Kristof encourages President-Elect Obama to heed Michael Pollan’s call for a radically new food policy. Pollan makes a convincing case that our current food system is a “shadow problem.” If we’re serious about working on energy independence, climate change, and health care, we have to change how we’re feeding ourselves.

During his interview with Pollan At Web 2.0 Summit last month, John Battelle boils it down to “eat sunshine.” Pollan challenges the audience to make a difference in the food system. Watch the video and ask yourself–can tech innovators and entrepreneurs create technology to make the food system more transparent and carbon-neutral, and figure out how to make money creating solar food production systems?