The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
The Secrets Behind What You Eat

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The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers

“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, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, 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.

 

About Michael Pollan

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A longtime contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, Michael Pollan is the nation's most trusted resource for food-related issues. He is the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His writing on food and agriculture has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Society.
 
Published September 23, 2009 by Dial Books. 400 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Cooking, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Adopting the role of food detective, the author “peers behind the curtain” of the modern food industry and finds that the industrial approach to the food chain imperils our health and planet.

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Not every volume will change a reader's life, but this one just might.

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The New York Times

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Though it didn't reach the American market until 1980, HFCS has insinuated itself into every nook and cranny of the larder — in Pollan's McDonald's meal, there's HFCS not only in his 32-ounce soda, but in the ketchup and the bun of his cheeseburger — and Pollan fingers it as the prime culprit in ...

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Bad Food Britain: How a Nation Ruined its Appetite by Joanna Blythman (318pp, Fourth Estate, £7.99) The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World by Michael Pollan (450pp, Bloomsbury, £12.99) Insatiable: Competitive Eating and the Big Fat American Dream by Jason Fago...

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The Washington Post

There's a moment in "The Omnivore's Dilemma," Michael Pollan's 2006 investigative food tome, that nearly every American has experienced, even if we wouldn't readily admit it: Pollan, his wife and his 11-year-old son, Isaac, pile into the car and head to McDonald's.

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Open Letters Monthly

(Reviews in The Atlantic and The New York Review of Books appeared just this past summer, as if publications were waiting for the NPR blitz and assorted other cultural effervescence to settle down before weighing in.) In a long, passionate piece titled “Hard to Swallow,” Myers’ joins his views o...

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Blogger News Network

Many books these days concentrate solely on fast food and how horrible it is for you but Pollan not only tackles that well worn material, he goes above and beyond in displaying the entire military-industrial food chain that supplies every mainstream food outlet from Wal-Mart to the local bodega, ...

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Bookmarks Magazine

In a journey that takes us from an "organic" California chicken farm to Vermont, Pollan asks basic questions about the moral and ecological consequences of our food.

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Diets in Review

Food activist Michael Pollan has written many books that speak about our food industry, shining a light on America’s food system and on where our food comes from.

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TreeHugger

Pollan looks at the three principal food chains : Industrial, Organic and Hunter/Gatherer and has a meal from each.If you eat industrially, you are made of corn.

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