Summary[ edit ] Noting that corn is the most heavily subsidized U. In the first section, he monitors the development of a calf from a pasture in South Dakota, through its stay on a Kansas feedlot, to its end.
How did we ever get to a point where we need investigative journalists to tell us where our food comes from and nutritionists to determine the dinner menu?
Faced with a constant barrage of information and an increasingly large distance between the consumers and producers of food, most of us are able to choke down dinner only by willfully forgetting the latest headlines about cancer-causing chemicals or animal conditions at many super-sized farms.
In Pollan's personal quest to shake loose that fog of forgetfulness and lack of real information, he does everything from buying his own cow to helping with the open-air slaughter of pasture-raised chickens to hunting morels in Northern California.
This is not a man who's afraid of getting his hands dirty in the quest for better understanding. Along with wonderfully descriptive writing and truly engaging stories and characters, there is a full helping of serious information on the way modern food is produced.
This can, occasionally, be a little slow going, but that does not mean it's not worth the effort. Pollan doesn't suggest that we hunt and gather our own food, the basis of his own rather fancy final, perfect meal, but he believes that, if we could see what lies on the far side of the increasingly high walls of our industrial agriculture, we would surely change the way we eat.About The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
One of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner?
May 22, · ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma,’ ‘Unbroken’ and More, Adapted for Young Readers Image The Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, the . Our Reading Guide for The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan includes a Book Club Discussion Guide, Book Review, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio. Apr 24, · Omnivore's Dilemma was assigned to me in an upper-level economics course, along with other similar books. From the very lengthy list of books, this and Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy were my absolute favorites/5.
Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his.
Apr 24, · Omnivore's Dilemma was assigned to me in an upper-level economics course, along with other similar books. From the very lengthy list of books, this and Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy were my absolute favorites/5.
The dilemma—what to have for dinner when you are a creature with an open-ended appetite—leads Pollan (Journalism/Berkeley; The Botany of Desire, , etc.) to a fascinating examination of the myriad connections along the principal food chains that lead from earth to dinner table.
The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition is a nonfiction book by Michael Pollan, who also wrote books such as In Defense of Food, Food Rules, and Cooked.
The Omnivore's Dilemma focuses on the modern industrial food chain in the United States. The Omnivore's Dilemma, an incredible non-fiction book, tells the reader about the "history" behind our plates.
What food cycles exist nowadays, what happens at the start of making or finding our food to eating the food on our plates, and some bits that provoke anger, sadness, and joyfulness.4/5. Oct 15, · The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan is a great book that tells you what to eat and what not to eat.
Michael Pollan describes where your food was before it was on your plate, what chemicals are used to make it and what the organic sticker on your banana actually means.4/5.