Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. His cover story “Power Steer” in the March 31, 2002 issue of the New York Times Magazine has sparked the interest in the United States for grassfed hormone free organic beef.
Michael wanted to learn more about the meat industry in the United States. He became a cattleman on a very small scale by purchasing a calf and then following the process from fattening to slaughter.
His experience was a revelation into the common practices of the American meat industry. After learning about the hormones, steroids, antibiotics and conditions of the cattle brought to market, he recommended grassfed beef as a healthy alternative.
Michael Pollan was interviewed about his NY Times article by Tracy Gross on “Fresh Air.” The April 3, 2002 interview was broadcast on National Public Radio.