The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore's Dilemma : The Search for the Perfect Meal in a Fast-food World

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We are indeed what we eat - and what we eat remakes the world. But we are only just beginning to recognise the profound consequences of the simplest everyday food choices, both for ourselves and for the natural world. "The Ominvore's Dilemma" is bestselling author Michael Pollan's eye-opening exploration of the American food industry. His astonishing findings will resonate enormously for people everywhere who care about what they put on their plate. "The Omnivore's Dilemma" brings a fresh perspective to the simple yet momentous question 'What shall we have for dinner?', which is overwhelming for any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the 'omnivore's dilemma'. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance. Dealing with each of the food chains that sustain us (industrialized food, alternative or 'organic' food, and food people obtain by dint of their own hunting, gathering or gardening) Pollan follows each food chain through from the ground to sitting down to a meal, tracing the provenance of everything consumed. "The Omnivore's Dilemma" is an uncompromisingly realised, eloquent, philosophical and absorbing book for anyone who thinks about where their food comes from.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 33.02mm | 657.71g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747586756
  • 9780747586753
  • 433,466

About Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is the author of Second Nature: A Place of My Own, and The Botany of Desire, which was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. www.michaelpollan.comshow more

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