I love the way Michael Pollan romanticizes food and connects us with the basics lost in a commercial world.
The first section about the corn and the last section about the meal.
Not really, he has a nice voice and enunciates however I always feel like he is acting and I prefer to listen to Michael Pollan who is not.
I hope he continues to write for a long time to come.
While it was a little too poetic at times, Pollan does a great job of discussing the issues with the food industry from a rather unbiased perspective. Most materials tend to be very left (or occasionally right) and Pollan does a great job of talking about the morality vs. economics instead of negating economics as many liberal sources can often do.
The only comment I have is that some of Pollan's critiques about grass fed animals may not be financially accurate. While I do not think animals should be fed anything but their natural diet, having smaller farms with only grass fed cattle and chicken would make meat a "rich man's" commodity. A lot of these changes for the good of the ecology will hurt the pocket of the lower class and lower middle class which is unfortunate.
A tremendous amount of a variety of information. Fascinating tolearn about our food and where it came from and howwe can raise our own food on very little land. Stresses the reasons why this should be done now more than ever.
I was enlightened on so many levels. I have a greater appreciation for the food I eat & can make more informed decisions because of what I learned from this book. Michael Pollan was able to take a topic heavy with information & also make it easy & enjoyable to digest.
This book and a handful of others has indelibly influenced my outlook on the world D con of me and my own personal lifestyle if you have any interest in improving your own diet for the economy or even strictly environmental interest this book is fantastic.