UBC Connects: Michael Pollan

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UBC Connects presents Michael Pollan
It’s difficult to understate the influence that acclaimed author Michael Pollan has had on the eating habits of North Americans. His examinations into the food industry, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture—encapsulated by his exhortation to “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants”—sparked a revolution in our attitudes toward food. From supermarket bins proudly displaying local organic produce to the high-end restaurant putting a gourmet spin on the humble beet, Pollan’s farm-to-fork philosophy has touched us all.

Pollan’s latest work has continued to explore the intersection of humans and nature, with a deep dive into the world of psychedelics. He offers insights into the re-emergence of drugs such as LSD, psilocybin and ayahuasca in the treatment of mental health illness and pain, and his own personal explorations into altered consciousness.

This unique event will feature Pollan in conversation with moderators Rickey Yada, Dean of UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and Dr. Evan Wood, Executive Director of the BC Centre on Substance Use and UBC Professor of Medicine, in what promises to be a thought-provoking and enlightening discussion.

Date Feb 11
Start time 6:30pm

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