Saturday, November 10, 2012

Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Michael Pollan

The Omnivore’s Dilemma demonstrates how disconnected we have become not only from our food but from how and where it is produced. Split into three parts, Michael Pollan’s book first takes us through the rise of corn, a plant that led to human domestication and now permeates every part of our modern lives. He then looks at industrial organic agriculture, how it is practiced, and what the word “sustainable” really means. Finally, Pollan makes the case that food is much more than just calories and nutrients, and explores the idea that we may be missing out on the health benefits imparted by culture and tradition that were once an integral part of our diets. Written as a first-person account of food exploration, with humour and insight, Pollan’s book is as entertaining as it is informative. The Omnivore’s Dilemma will help you to see and appreciate your food in a new way.

- Mark Kubert

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