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  • Published: New York : Penguin Press, 2006.
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Description: 450 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 1594200823


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

by Pollan, Michael.

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Call number: 394.12 Po

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A Must Read

If you are interested in where your food comes from, how different people treat animals, and what food is doing to your body, this is a book for you. Michael Pollan is great at writing about food systems, and this will definitely make you think twice about what you put in your mouth. This book definitely caused me to change some of the food items I buy, and where I buy them from.

changed my life

I read this book a few years ago, by coincidence I had it checked out and started reading it a little of the way through a weight loss program that I had to do to get a part in a play. It transformed my program and it transformed me. I'll never be the same person again, I haven't eaten fast food (with the exception of Chipolte) since I've read the book and I never will.

This book has a ton of information. I don't fall in fully with all of Pollan's philosophies, some of which contradict throughout the book, but they are a great place to start. You might also like good calorie bad calorie, as well as many of the other books that Pollan references.

Omnivore's Dilemma

We may not be what we eat. But what must we eat? What are the consequences of this?
Michael Pollan is at his best yet in this book about four meals. He talks about his own experience in wrestling with common questions the concerned eater of today has.
How bad is fast food? What is really organic? The joys of hunting and scavenging your food. Should you turn vegan? Should I eat local? How does that help?

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