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The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2007, ©2006.
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Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, at the dawn of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pollan, Michael.
Omnivore's dilemma.
New York : Penguin, 2007, c2006
(OCoLC)148696764
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pollan
ISBN: 9781101147177 1101147172 1408812185 9781408812181 1429535849 9781429535847
OCLC Number: 243863016
Performer(s): Read by Scott Brick.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Our national eating disorder --
I. Industrial: corn. The plant: corn's conquest --
The farm --
The 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: thirteen 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.
Responsibility: Michael Pollan.

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We can eat almost anything nature has to offer, but deciding what we should eat stirs anxiety. This book reveals the startling truth behind the food we consume in the twenty-first century.  Read more...

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'Beautifully written and shocking investigation of what slips into the swelling American stomach ... entertaining and eloquent' Daily Telegraph 'This is one of the most thought-provoking books I've Read more...

 
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