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James Hays

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  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (3569)
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    (1314)
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    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
    "Great book (but)"
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    I throughly enjoyed this book. Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" probes what it means to eat. Simple idea but like most simple ideas there lies a lot of information to consider. Following four different meals from origin to table makes you think about what is behind (and unseen) those meals and can be very unsettling! He is fair to those who work the land even to those who are part of the "Industrial" chain and to those who hunt, fish and forage for their meal.He made me think more about what I eat than I ever had before. If I have any criticism about this book is that he is a bit wordy and uses language that caused me to have a dictionary next to me whenever I was reading it.
    But despite that I would recommend this book to anyone who wonders just what it is you are eating.

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