The Omnivore's Dilemma Author:Michael Pollan ?What should you eat? Michael Pollan addresses that fundamental question with great wit and intelligence, looking at the social, ethical, and environmental impact of four different meals. Eating well, he finds, can be a pleasurable way to change the world.? — ?Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap L... more »abor in the American Black Market
?With the skill of a professional detective, Michael Pollan explores the worlds of industrial farming, organic and sustainable agriculture, and even hunting and gathering to determine the links of food chains: how food gets from its sources in nature to our plates. The findings he reports in this book are often unexpected, disturbing, even horrifying, but they are facts every eater should know. This is an engaging book, full of information that is most relevant to conscious living.?
?Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Spontaneous Healing and Healthy Aging
?Michael Pollan is a voice of reason, a journalist/philosopher who forages in the overgrowth of our schizophrenic food culture. He?s the kind of teacher we probably all wish we had: one who triggers the little explosions of insight that change the way we eat and the way we live.?
?Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse restaurant
?Michael Pollan is such a thoroughly delightful writer?his luscious sentences deliver so much pleasure and humor and surprise as they carry one from dinner table to cornfield to feed lot to forest floor, and then back again?that the happy reader could almost miss the profound truth half hidden at the heart of this beautiful book: that the reality of our politics is to be found not in what Americans do in the voting booth every four years but in what we do in the supermarket every day. Embodied in this irresistible, picaresque journey through America?s food world is a profound treatise on the hidden politics of our everyday life.?
?Mark Danner, author of Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib and the War on Terror
?Every time you go into a grocery store you are voting with your dollars, and what goes into your cart has real repercussions on the future of the earth. But although we have choices, few of us are aware of exactly what they are. Michael Pollan?s beautifully written book could change that. He tears down the walls that separate us from what we eat, and forces us to be more responsible eaters. Reading this book is a wonderful, life-changing experience.?
?Ruth Reichl, editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and author of Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise« less