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The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals / Michael Pollan.

Author/Creator:
Pollan, Michael author.
Publication:
New York : Penguin Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
450 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Book club kit.
Book club kit
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Subjects:
Food habits.
Food preferences.
Childrens subjects:
Food habits.
Medical subjects:
Feeding Behavior.
Food Preferences.
Evolution.
Local subjects:
food habits, food preferences. (search)
Form/Genre:
Creative nonfiction.
Creative nonfiction.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Our national eating disorder
I. Industrial: corn. The plant: corn's conquest
The farm
The grain elevator
The feedlot: making meat
The processing plant : making complex foods
The consumer: a republic of fat
The meal: fast food
II. Pastoral: grass. All flesh is grass
Big organic
Grass: 13 ways of looking at a pasture
The animals: practicing complexity
Slaughter: ;in a glass abattoir
The market: Greetings from the non-barcode people
The meal: grass-fed
III. Personal: the forest. The forager
The omnivore's dilemma
The ethics of eating animals
Hunting: the meat
Gathering: the fungi
The perfect meal.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-435) and index.
Local notes:
Presented to the Penn Libraries by Dr. Adrian R. Morrison in honor of his wife Olive R. Morrison.
Penn Provenance:
Morrison, Olive R. (honoree)
Contributor:
Olive R. Morrison Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
1594200823
9781594200823
9780143038580
0143038583
9780739474563
0739474561
OCLC:
62290639
Publisher Number:
9781594200823
99813806083