In his new book, bestselling author Michael Pollan takes us on a mushroom-picking excursion; to a neuroscience lab; and on several of his own (illegal) trips induced by psilocybin, LSD, toad venom and ayahuasca. Now, he’s heading Down Under to talk about the future of psychedelics. Photography: Damir Overovic 1/2 Food isn’t a novel topic. Millions of books have been written about growing, cooking and eating the stuff. And yet American journalist and bestselling author Michael Pollan has built a formidable career on making topics feel fresh again. Food in particular. Since 2011 Pollan has published four books that have all made the New York Times bestseller list. The Botany of Desire examines the co-evolution of humans and edible plants, The Omnivore’s Dilemma looks at farming throughout the ages, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto explores the shortcomings of nutrition science, and Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation […]