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The Omnivores Dilemma 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 First Discovered Fire But, As Michael Pollan Explains In This Revolutionary Book, How We Answer It Now, At The Dawn Of The Twenty First Century, May Determine Our Survival As A Species Packed With Profound Surprises, The Omnivore S Dilemma Is Changing The Way Americans Think About The Politics, Perils, And Pleasures Of Eating.

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  1. Anita Anita says:

    Michael Pollan is a journalist, and an omnivore, curious about where the food he puts in his mouth comes from In the book he follows four meals from the very beginning of the food chain to his plate What he finds is that the food we put in our mouths turns out to be a big decision a moral, political, and environmental one.Part One CORNThe d

  2. Lisa Vegan Lisa Vegan says:

    I was resistant to reading this book because I m not an omnivore, and also I thought that Pollan s book The Botany of Desire was brilliant and I suspected I would not feel as fond of this one, which is certainly true He does write well, but I didn t find that this book had the eloquence or elegance of the other.The sub title of this book cou

  3. Ryan Ryan says:

    I liked Michael Pollan s The Omnivore s Dilemma so much that I searched goodreads reviews for reasons not to like it.Let me explain.Whenever a really influential book like this comes out, there s a pretty reliable pattern that follows There s the newspaper toast of the town effect, followed by bland and ubiquitous morning TV interviews, and,

  4. Imogen Imogen says:

    Wow, it seems like a lot of people didn t notice that this kinda sucked Weird It read to me like he wrote The Botany of Desire, decided that that framework a loose structure in which he can just talk alternately interesting and totally self serving shit for a whole book and figured he d give it another go, but this time as his MAGNUM OPUS And

  5. Trevor Trevor says:

    I love food I really love food I believe it is one of the most fascinating cultural facts in our lives I particularly love food that is taken as meals and then the words that gather about meals not least that most beautiful word sharing Because food is never better than when it is shared as ours Recently I was delighted to learn the etymology o

  6. Sara Sara says:

    Man, this book is great The best book I read last year, easily Mushrooms, chicken slaughter, sustainability, french fries, soul searching questions, it s all here Just read it already Okay, if that didn t sell you, here sinfo, from the review I wrote for my farm community Stearns Farm, Framingham, MA The Omnivore s Dilemma created a lot buzz sin

  7. Laura Laura says:

    He makes some good points but in the end, it smacks of well off white man over simplifying an incredibly complex issue What the book has going for it is that it s a best seller, especially to the faux liberal, over educated set and it s at least making them THINK about where their food is coming from What I don t like though, is that it lets them

  8. Patrick Gabridge Patrick Gabridge says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Omnivore s Dilemma by Michael Pollan He s been one of my favorite writers, ever since I read A Place of My Own, some years ago And I stumble across stories by him in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, often quite by accident, and then look at the byline to see who this talented writer is, and there s Pollan again.The book

  9. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    After reading books like these, I m not sure what to eat any Michael Pollan, a sort of food journalist, doesn t always give you the kind of clear cut answers you d like if you re reading books like this in order to learn what s healthy for your body and what s not However, here are two important things I did learn 1 Eating only one thing is not goo

  10. Eric_W Eric_W says:

    Update 5 23 2010 Terrific piece by Michael Pollan in the NYRB June 10, 2010, The Food Movement, Rising in which he reviews five books Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal, Terra Madre Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities, All You Can Eat How Hungry is America , The Taste for Civilization Food, Politics, and Civil Society, Eatin

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