by Michael Pollan
This highly readable account has opened the eyes of millions of people and is an excellent introduction to the powers and practices of industrial agribusiness. Pollan visited the producers, asked probing questions, and even bought his own calf to be raised and slaughtered so he could learn how it was done. The cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast-food outlet has brought us into a bewildering landscape in which we are surrounded with tasty-looking morsels– some of which might kill us. At the same time we’re realizing that our food choices also have profound implications for the health of our environment. The Omnivore’s Dilemma is bestselling author Michael Pollan’s brilliant and eye-opening exploration of these little-known but vitally important dimensions of eating in America.