The Omnivore’s Dilemma is a natural history of four meals. It examines the question of what we should eat from all angles, exploring everything from the ecology and economics of food production to the biology and nutrition of our bodies. The book offers an insightful look at the modern American diet and its effects on our health, environment, and society as a whole.
For who is this book for ?
The Omnivore’s Dilemma is for anyone who is interested in learning more about the food we eat and where it comes from. It offers a comprehensive look at our modern diet and how it affects both our health and our environment.
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma is thought-provoking and well-researched.
- It provides a unique perspective on the modern food system.
- The writing is engaging and informative.
- It can be dense and difficult to read at times.
- It’s long and may not interest everyone.
- Some readers may find it preachy or opinionated.
Learn more about the author
Michael Pollan is a journalist, author and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his writing, including the James Beard Award for Food Writing and two National Magazine Awards. His books include The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.
“An excellent, thoughtful exploration of the food we eat and where it comes from.”
“This book made me a better cook and a more thoughtful eater. It also forced me to confront some uncomfortable truths about the food industry, but in the best possible way. It’s informative, entertaining, and downright necessary.”
“If you are at all concerned about where your food comes from, how it is grown and processed, then this book is a must read. Pollan takes on the industrial agriculture complex and tells us what we need to know to make informed decisions about our diet.”
“This is a book that will change the way you see food – and maybe even the world.”