Book Review: the Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore's Dilemma
by Michael Pollan
Penguin, 2006 $26.95

When The Omnivore’s Dilemma came out in ’06, it was not the first book to take a look at our industrial food system with a critical eye, but it quickly became one of the most well-known. Part of that is due to the interesting structure of the book, where Pollan reports on the origins four different meals available in America: factory-farmed fast food, mass-produced but technically organic fare, small production beyond organic goods, and even hunting and gathering a meal.
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