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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best seller that's changing America's diet is now perfect for younger listeners.

"What's for dinner?" seemed like a simple question - until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers' adaptation of Pollan's famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.

In a smart, compelling format with updated facts as well as a new afterword, The Omnivore's Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It's time to take charge of our national eating habits - and it starts with you.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Michael Pollan (P)2015 Listening Library (Audio)

Critic Reviews

"MacLeod Andrews offers such an enthusiastically engaging narration that it almost doesn't matter that the subject of this audiobook is fascinating and compelling in its own right." (AudioFile)

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Awesome voice over

Macleod has a really awesome voice while reading the content. It seems like your having a conversation because of how engaging he sounds

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So glad I finally read this book!

As an adult I still really enjoyed this book and found the principles it espouses to be fascinating. I'm going to be more vigilant about my food choices and am going to try to cook more often and therefore choose better ingredients. Co-op, here I come! -- Despite the fact that this is a young readers edition I still found it engaging and totally worth my time. I hope schools are using this. No matter what your age is, I recommend this book highly! MacLeod Andrews does an excellent job as the narrator, too!

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Must Read!

With journalistic excellence, Pollan tracks the journey from plant/animal to food on your plate. The book is packed full of important information that everyone should know about their food sources. All of this is presented as part of an interesting personal story that includes humor and many complex human emotions.

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So boring but kind of interesting at the same time still don't like this book

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game changer

Pollan changed how I will look at the food on my plate forever. What an eye opener. I loved it!!

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A must read

Loved this book. An authoritive and thoughtful account of what should be one of The most important aspects of being human; what we choose to eat. And how this decision effects our world, for better or worse.

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Great Read

Michael is such an amazing story teller. I enjoy reading his work. I didn't know this audiobook was for kids but as an adult, all of it is relative. So I'd recommend it for adults too.

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a very informative, honest and enlightening book

this is quite a journey and quite a book. It cleared up a lot of things I had wondered about the food industry. never knew it would have such an impact on my health. I hope to try and understand the food industry in India better now.

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amazing

I listened this novel in the car with my family driving for 8 hours round trip. My children are 7 and 8. We were all interested and this sparked many questions from my sons, especially about the slaughter houses and corn. We have begun eating healthier and more consciously. I am a teacher and I will be reading this with my 8 th grade class. I am looking forward to their reaction.

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  • petramarton
  • 04-10-16

very insightful and entertaining

superb read and will make you think about your food choices in the future. every consumer should read it.

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  • petebog
  • 08-30-17

Thought provoking. Engagingly narrated

Being a vegetarian I had no difficulty in the author's choices. I found his compassion for animals and consideration for the decisions we all make heart warming. There's room for everyone in his philosophy.

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  • William D. Dunsmuir
  • 08-28-17

Great perspective on the food chain

Great perspective on the food chain for those interested in nutrition. I would like my teenage children to read it!

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  • Andrew
  • 03-13-17

Truly important messages

A must listen for all Americans. Still got a lot of of it on the other side of the world in Australia. This book helps people remember and think about things we need to remember and think about more in our lives. Loved it.