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The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
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Mar 27, 2007

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bookshelves: non-fiction
Recommended for: anyone, non-fiction readers, concious consumers
Read in September, 2006

A well-written interesting look at America's food system, how we consume and, most startling, what we consume. While this book may not immediately make you want to run out and join a kibbutz, it does make you think a little harder of what you eat, where it came from and what it was originally...

My main criticism is I think Pollack errs on the side of idealism. It feels slight extreme and skewed to my journalistic sensibilities, because I don't know the other side of things. And practicality is not really discussed. I get really annoyed when people write/act condescendingly, and Pollack certainly gets that way in this book.

Also: For about a month while I was reading the first part of this book, I went around saying CORN all the time. Read and find out why...

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