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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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Pollan writes about the ecology of the food humans eat and why--what it is, in fact, that we are eating. Discussing industrial farming, organic food, ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Overall customer rating: 4.864
Patricia L F

The Omnivor'e Dilemma

by Patricia L F on Jul 25, 2013

This should be required reading for any adult interested in today's food - how it is grown and how it is processed. Hard facts presented in an well written style.

DR VINCENT S

anthropology

by DR VINCENT S on Dec 13, 2012

a must read for those interested in lwhere our food is derived from and all the claims by the usda and industry + organic

Dennis M

Eat Correctly

by Dennis M on Sep 13, 2012

Great book, brings out why the food industry may be the next big tobacco law suit. If you are not eating organic foods now you will be after you read this book.

Bill H

Everyone's Unrealized Dilemma

by Bill H on Dec 1, 2011

remarkable walk through modern food industry. but this is PERSONAL -- it's what we eat! my grocery/supermarket experience is forever changed. highly recommended -- I handed off my copy as soon as I'd read the last chapter, and ordered another!

Katie

eye opener

by Katie on Apr 21, 2011

This is an excellent book. It opened my eyes to a lot of what happens in the food industry. The author travels and follows his meals from start to finish, with the result of a change in philosophical beliefs and a surprising connectedness with food.

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DFinBerkeley

This book is changing my life

Wow! By using petroleum products to make huge amounts of fertilizer in order to force-grow ridiculous amounts of corn to use in just about every processed food, we're essentially turning oil into "food". How gross is that? As if we need another reason to wean ourselves from oil. But it's interesting ... Read more

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