Food revolutionary Michael Pollan.Choose 1 of the following 2 questions to answer.  Your essay should be approximately 2,000 words in length, drawing specifically on class readings and discussion as evidence and to inform your analysis.  Use APA citation style for all references.

Your essay is due to me by email at [email protected] by 5pm on Friday March 27.

1) Drawing on class readings and discussion, describe the rise of the food movement.  What do we mean by a movement, what role does a movement play, what factors contributed to the rise of the food movement, what issues or topics are its focus? What role have journalists and the media played in the food movement’s growth? What critiques or weaknesses have been raised about the movement? Is the movement a solution to problems like obesity? Why or why not?

2) Drawing on class readings and discussion, discuss the role of attention and focus in physical and emotional health, relationships, and academic/career success. What factors or trends in society today have driven increased emphasis on the importance of attention and focus?  What role does the media or technology play in influencing attention and focus? What are recommended strategies or principles for maintaining/regaining focus and attention?