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The Omnivore's Dilemma

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

Genre: Nonfiction

Topics: food science, history, diet and nutrition, sustainability, agriculture, anthropology

Readers who are curious about what exactly they are eating will find themselves drawn into this thought-provoking book that examines where our food comes from. One reviewer commented, "this is a great book that will leave you thinking differently about eating and probably eating differently because of it."

From the publisher: "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."

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