Omnivore's Dilemma

by Michael Pollan Year Published: Easy Reading
This novel follows Michael Pollan through four meals. The food from each meal has a different origin and is produced differently. His four meals consist of industrial food, industrial organic food, locally grown food, and hunted and gathered food. He tries to answer the question, "What should we have for dinner?" By becoming involved in the food process, Pollan investigates the ethical dilemmas, politics, and environmental factors of each meal. Pollan has a fantastic way of describing the food chains, showing the consequences that each meal has on our environment and health. This book can make anyone an environmentalist. Pollan will make you laugh and might make you want to cry, but his purpose is apparent throughout the novel. Pollan wants to find the best practical meal for our health and environment. (Recommended by Helena)

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