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The Resource The omnivore's dilemma : the search for the perfect meal in a fast-food world, Michael Pollan

The omnivore's dilemma : the search for the perfect meal in a fast-food world, Michael Pollan

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The omnivore's dilemma : the search for the perfect meal in a fast-food world
Title
The omnivore's dilemma
Title remainder
the search for the perfect meal in a fast-food world
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pollan
Title variation
omnivores dilemma
Title variation remainder
a natural history of four meals
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What should we have for dinner? When you can eat just about anything nature (or the supermarket) has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods might shorten your life. Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from a national eating disorder. As the cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast food outlet confronts us with a bewildering and treacherous landscape, what's at stake becomes not only our own and our children's health, but the health of the environment that sustains life on earth. Pollan follows each of the food chains--industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves--from the source to the final meal, always emphasizing our coevolutionary relationship with the handful of plant and animal species we depend on. The surprising answers Pollan offers have profound political, economic, psychological, and even moral implications for all of us.--From publisher description
Summary
Offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of consumers to protect their health and the environment
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Writing style
Award
  • James Beard Foundation Book Awards, Writing and Literature, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
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163063
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NOV
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Pollan, Michael
Dewey number
394.12
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Food preferences
  • Food habits
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a natural history of four meals
Label
The omnivore's dilemma : the search for the perfect meal in a fast-food world, Michael Pollan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-435) and index
Contents
Our national eating disorder -- I. INDUSTRIAL: CORN. The plant: corn's conquest -- The farm -- The grain elevator -- The feedlot: making meat -- The processing plant : making complex foods -- The consumer: a republic of fat -- The meal: fast food -- II. PASTORAL: GRASS. All flesh is grass -- Big organic -- Grass: 13 ways of looking at a pasture -- The animals: practicing complexity -- Slaughter: ; in a glass abattoir -- The market: Greetings from the non-barcode people -- The meal: grass-fed -- III. PERSONAL: THE FOREST. The forager -- The omnivore's dilemma -- The ethics of eating animals -- Hunting: the meat -- Gathering: the fungi -- The perfect meal
Control code
000040577855
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
450 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780747586753
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The omnivore's dilemma : the search for the perfect meal in a fast-food world, Michael Pollan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-435) and index
Contents
Our national eating disorder -- I. INDUSTRIAL: CORN. The plant: corn's conquest -- The farm -- The grain elevator -- The feedlot: making meat -- The processing plant : making complex foods -- The consumer: a republic of fat -- The meal: fast food -- II. PASTORAL: GRASS. All flesh is grass -- Big organic -- Grass: 13 ways of looking at a pasture -- The animals: practicing complexity -- Slaughter: ; in a glass abattoir -- The market: Greetings from the non-barcode people -- The meal: grass-fed -- III. PERSONAL: THE FOREST. The forager -- The omnivore's dilemma -- The ethics of eating animals -- Hunting: the meat -- Gathering: the fungi -- The perfect meal
Control code
000040577855
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
450 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780747586753
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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