The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-food World

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Bloomsbury, 2011 - Agriculture - 450 pages
What shall we have for dinner? Such a simple question has grown to have a very complicated answer. We can eat almost anything nature has to offer, but deciding what we should eat stirs anxiety. Should we choose the organic apple or the conventional? If organic, local or imported? Wild fish or farmed? Low-carb or low-cal? As the American culture of fast food and unlimited choice invades the world, Pollan follows his next meal from land to table, tracing the origin of everything consumed and the implications for ourselves and our planet. His astonishing findings will shock all who care about what they put on their plate.

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A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, Michael Pollan is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards, including the James Beard Award for best magazine series in 2003 and the Reuters-IUCN 2000 Global Award for Environmental Journalism. Pollan served for many years as executive editor of Harper's Magazine and is now the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley. Michael Pollan is the best-selling author of Second Nature, A Place of My Own and The Botany of Desire, which was recognized as the best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, Michael Pollan is also Knight Professor Journalism at UC Berkeley. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife, the painter Judith Belzer, and their son, Isaac.

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