Now that the World Health Organization has decreed that processed meats are potentially hazardous, and a chain of hotels in Sweden has actually banned bacon, sausages and palm oil products from its breakfast menus, food is increasingly becoming a hot topic, both in real life and in the movies.

On that note, Michael Pollan’s 2008 bestselling book “In Defense of Food” has now been adapted into a documentary directed by Michael Schwarz. It premiered at California’s Mill Valley Film Festival in October, and will hit television screens in the United States on Dec. 30, just in time to lay on the guilt about bad eating habits over the past year.

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