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The Omnivore's Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

By Michael Pollan
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

We face an overwhelming abundance of choices when it comes to what we eat. Should you opt for the local, grass-fed beef, or save time and money with cheap chicken nuggets? Organic asparagus shipped from Argentina, or kale picked from your neighbor’s garden? The Omnivore’s Dilemma examines how food in America is produced today and what alternatives to those production methods are available.

  • Anyone thinking about changing their eating habits – whether by becoming a vegetarian, switching to organic produce or trying their hand at hunting, gathering or growing their own food
  • Anyone interested in sustainability, food policy or food politics

Michael Pollan is a prominent American journalist and a professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His other works include In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008) and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2001).

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