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

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

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by Michael Pollan
     
 

A New York Times bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us - whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed - he develops a portrait of the… See more details below

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A New York Times bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us - whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed - he develops a portrait of the American way of eating. The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786289523
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
10/04/2006
Series:
Thorndike Nonfiction Series
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
657
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : our national eating disorder1
1The plant : corn's conquest15
2The farm32
3The elevator57
4The feedlot : making meat65
5The processing plant : making complex foods85
6The consumer : a republic of fat100
7The meal : fast food109
8All flesh is grass123
9Big organic134
10Grass : thirteen ways of looking at a pasture185
11The animals : practicing complexity208
12Slaughter : in a glass abattoir226
13The market : "greetings from the non-barcode people"239
14The meal : grass-fed262
15The forager277
16The omnivore's dilemma287
17The ethics of eating animals304
18Hunting : the meat334
19Gathering : the fungi364
20The perfect meal391

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