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 synopsisPollan 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, and what it is like to hunt and gather food, this is a surprisingly honest and self-aware account of the evolution of the modern diet.Hide synopsis
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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!
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.
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.
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