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The Omnivore's Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

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Description

One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

Winner of the James Beard Award

Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules


What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 07, 2009 – This youth-friendly version of Pollan's bestseller, with updated facts, assorted visuals and a new introduction and afterword, is as enlightening as it is accessible. The adaptation uses the same four meal format of the original book, as Pollan describes the impact of humans' heavy corn consumption, explores the organic food industry, takes part in the system of farming practiced at Polyface Farm and hunts mushrooms and wild pigs. Much of the appeal lies in Pollan's hands-on methods and sensitive articulations as he assists readers in navigating the complexities of the production and consumption of food. Conscientious readers will grasp the important lessons. Ages 10 up.

Customer Reviews

Life-changing

I've always been a foodie and a fan of fresh, seasonable foods, but this book changed my life. We shop for food totally differently after reading this!

An eye opener.

It is sad to see how dangerous is the cheap food.

Awareness

This is a very well written and great story that goes into the four ways eating is possible today. Industrial, industrial-organic, pastoral grass fed animals and hunter gatherers. It's very down to earth and realistic conversation about knowing what we eat, what is it's story, where does it come from and what is the true cost of food.

The Omnivore's Dilemma
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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Diet & Nutrition
  • Published: Apr 11, 2006
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 480 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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