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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006 original; edició 2007)

de Michael Pollan (Autor)

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What should we have for dinner? When you can eat just about anything nature (or the supermarket) has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods might shorten your life. Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from a national eating disorder. As the cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast food outlet confronts us with a bewildering and treacherous landscape, what's at stake becomes not only our own and our children's health, but the health of the environment that sustains life on earth. Pollan follows each of the food chains--industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves--from the source to the final meal, always emphasizing our coevolutionary relationship with the handful of plant and animal species we depend on. The surprising answers Pollan offers have profound political, economic, psychological, and even moral implications for all of us.--From publisher description.… (més)
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Títol:The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Autors:Michael Pollan (Autor)
Informació:Penguin Books (2007), Edition: Reprint, 480 pages
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals de Michael Pollan (2006)

  1. 120
    In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto de Michael Pollan (marzipanz, chrisharpe)
    chrisharpe: Less of a narrative than "The Omnivore's Dilemma", "In Defense of Food" is a succinct argument for considering what we eat, and includes potted advice for consumers who prefer a set of simple rules for eating. As the title suggests, this is perhaps the better analysis of the way the food industry affects the eater and what we can do about it.… (més)
  2. 145
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life de Barbara Kingsolver (heidialice, lorax)
    lorax: More thoughtful and personal than Omnivore's Dilemma, in many ways it picks up where Pollan leaves off.
  3. 50
    Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating de Jane Goodall (thebooky)
  4. 41
    In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed (Plus) de Carl Honoré (Musecologist)
  5. 31
    Eating Animals de Jonathan Safran Foer (crazybatcow)
    crazybatcow: Very similar perspective, though Pollan focuses more on the "process" of getting "food" to the table.
  6. 20
    The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability de Lierre Keith (owen1218)
  7. 20
    Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization de Andrew Lawler (AmourFou)
  8. 10
    The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table de Tracie McMillan (meggyweg, meggyweg)
  9. 10
    American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields de Rowan Jacobsen (DetailMuse)
  10. 11
    Mercy For Animals: One Man's Quest to Inspire Compassion and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals de Nathan Runkle (renardkitsune)
  11. 00
    Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public de Steven Druker (davidgn)
  12. 11
    Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating de Jeffrey M. Smith (piononus)
  13. 00
    Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge de Gordon Edgar (Othemts)
  14. 11
    Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals de Karen Dawn (SqueakyChu)
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Pollan's writing is wonderful, he opens up this subject like sucessive leaves on a head of lettuce, peeling back leaf after leaf and exposing more and more of what's inside. I first read his treatise in the New York Times that appears in the beginning of the book back in 2001, and didn't realize that it was the same author.

I'll be thinking about this book, its ideas and revelations, for a long, long time.

Thanks to Glen for the recommendation. ( )
  wickenden | Mar 8, 2021 |
I learned things about food production that I would rather not know. I particularly enjoyed the section about mushrooms. ( )
  francesanngray | Mar 5, 2021 |
This book offers fresh insight that makes readers question where our own food comes from and how we can eat more sustainably. ( )
  Akacya | Feb 28, 2021 |
People put things in their mouths. This has environmental, political and moral ramifications. Never look at food the same way again. ( )
  andy_clark | Dec 31, 2020 |
I liked the first two sections the most. The last one drug on for me, but still a valuable read. ( )
  pmichaud | Dec 21, 2020 |
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But for Pollan, the final outcome is less important than the meal's journey from the soil to the plate. His supermeticulous reporting is the book's strength — you're not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from.
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What should we have for dinner? When you can eat just about anything nature (or the supermarket) has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods might shorten your life. Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from a national eating disorder. As the cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast food outlet confronts us with a bewildering and treacherous landscape, what's at stake becomes not only our own and our children's health, but the health of the environment that sustains life on earth. Pollan follows each of the food chains--industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves--from the source to the final meal, always emphasizing our coevolutionary relationship with the handful of plant and animal species we depend on. The surprising answers Pollan offers have profound political, economic, psychological, and even moral implications for all of us.--From publisher description.

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