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The Omnivore's Dilemma (Reprint) (Paperback) by Michael Pollan
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With an intense, yet elegant, examination of the agricultural origins of four meals from three different pathways, Michael Pollan, bestselling author of THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, explores how the American diet affects the planet. Tracing the mind-boggling path of corn from seed to plate, Pollan analyzes industrial agriculture with a fast food meal in mind. Then he looks at the pastoral ("organic") food chain by working on a small Virginia farm where the attitude is dramatically different, and the meal entirely homegrown. Finally, Pollan investigates the hunter-gatherer lifestyle by foraging and hunting, to turn out a meal directly from the original sources of what we eat. His book is a tour de force that is not only thought-provoking, but timely. Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2006 by The New York Times, as well as a 2006 Publishers Weekly Book of the Year.
An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of
The Botany of Desire . Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 450
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences / Ecology
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Michael Pollan
Street Date: August 28, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1936