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The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals / Michael Pollan.

Pollan, Michael, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 1594200823
  • ISBN: 9781594200823
  • Physical Description: 450 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2006.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-435) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Our national eating disorder -- I. Industrial: corn. The plant: corn's conquest -- The farm -- The grain elevator -- The feedlot: making meat -- The processing plant : making complex foods -- The consumer: a republic of fat -- The meal: fast food -- II. Pastoral: grass. All flesh is grass -- Big organic -- Grass: 13 ways of looking at a pasture -- The animals: practicing complexity -- Slaughter: ;in a glass abattoir -- The market: Greetings from the non-barcode people -- The meal: grass-fed -- III. Personal: the forest. The forager -- The omnivore's dilemma -- The ethics of eating animals -- Hunting: the meat -- Gathering: the fungi -- The perfect meal.
Summary, etc.:
What should we have for dinner? When you can eat just about anything nature (or the supermarket) has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods might shorten your life. Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from a national eating disorder. As the cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast food outlet confronts us with a bewildering and treacherous landscape, what's at stake becomes not only our own and our children's health, but the health of the environment that sustains life on earth. Pollan follows each of the food chains--industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves--from the source to the final meal, always emphasizing our coevolutionary relationship with the handful of plant and animal species we depend on. The surprising answers Pollan offers have profound political, economic, psychological, and even moral implications for all of us.--From publisher description.
Target Audience Note:
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Subject: Food habits.
Food preferences.
Food Habits.
Food preferences.
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