I very much enjoyed this book. It was educational, informative and entertaining. I especially enjoyed the part on Polly Face Farm the best. It has caused me to reevaluate my eating habits. my only complaint is that the book ended on a bad note. The last section was very boring and hard to get through, but I would still listen to this book again. Great listen overall.
I favor history, non-fiction, lectures, and the occasional purely fictitious work. I also listen to many children's books with my family.
Scott Brick is consistently good - I've never felt he was great, but this is definitely the kind of book I think he excels at. I'd have to see what Pollan is writing about as I found this book a bit overly repetitive.
I actually agree with the message the book presents. I think the book is well researched and interesting, but the book *beats you over the head* with the information! I felt like I the book started to drag because of the slow pace of new information. If the book was abridged wisely I think it'd be a better listen. I hate to say this as I normally abhor abridgement.Anyway I do believe people should know where their food comes from and how absolutely screwed up the system has become and how unhealthy we are becoming due to the problems of industrial farming. The government is not helping us by propping up the system and lying to us about nutrition either.
He is consistent - his reading hasn't seemed variable to me.
No, though I have seen at least two movies with Pollan and other notables from this book in them:FreshFood, Inc.
I agree with most to nearly all of what this book promotes/decries. I think knowing how screwed up our food system and farming has become is important. I just wish this book was less repetitive!
It's hard to say as I didn't look at or read the book. The book was great however and I listened to it while I was in my vehicle etc.
How food has become a commodity and how everything is industrialized. We are now raised to believe food should be cheap and easy to obtain which is not the case. The food we are eating now is clearly unhealthy as evidenced by our growing obesity epidemic and deaths from heart disease etc.
How Big Business' greed is destroying our health.
The Faithful Traveler
I agree with everyone else. This reader needs to chill out a bit. This isn't melodrama.
The content is absolute aces, though. Very helpful info, excellently researched and written.
The contrasting of two very different food supply chains and the symbiosis or lack thereof with other entities in the food chain.
This was my first but have listened to another since. Thought it was equally well done.
The narrator, Scott Brick puts the right emphasis and pauses to make sentences alive!
I have no idea but I keep going back to this over my other audio books.
No character since it is a non-fiction.
Why every animal in North America is fed corn and the devastating consequences.
Scott Brick is fast becoming my my most favorite narrator, dethroning George Guidall.
Author traced the origins of the four topical meals he ate: at MacDonald's, groceries from a Whole Foods store, products from an poly-phase organic farm and foods he hunt and gathered personally. The author seamlessly amalgamates science, history and philosophy into a classic that just may change how I eat.
Después de la lectura de este libro escrito en forma amena e interesante uno necesariamente se cuestiona una cantidad de cosas acerca de nuestra comida de todos los días.
Si bien yo soy un medico oftalmólogo, debo confesar que encontré una información sobre la forma de producir alimentos que me dejó pensativo durante un largo tiempo.
Este libro es recomendable para toda persona que se interese acerca de lo saludable de su forma de alimentarse.
I just loved every moment of this book. It is read well in this audio version, and Michael Pollan is a descriptive, intelligent writer. He incorporates little jokes and makes his own vices and mistakes a delightful part of the story here.
I appreciate what Pollan did to make this about the practical aspects of what and how we eat now, as much as the moral and historical ones.
A MUST-read for anyone curious about how our food system became how it is today, and the questions we should be asking ourselves when we choose what to eat and "vote with our dollars" by purchasing different foods.
I am pretty committed to the principles embraced in this work, and Mr. Pollan has done some good homework and marshaled his facts. I don't like his writing style. He comes across as pretentious and effete. The facts are the facts, but people are also influenced by presentation.