The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Michael Pollan explores the ecology of eating to unveil why we consume what we consume in the twenty-first century.
The question has confronted us since man discovered fire, but according to Michael Pollan, how we answer it today, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, may well determine our very survival as a species.
Should we eat a fast-food hamburger? Something organic? Or perhaps something we hunt, gather, or grow ourselves?
The omnivore’s dilemma has returned with a vengeance, as the cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast-food outlet confronts us with a bewildering and treacherous food landscape.
What’s at stake in our eating choices is not only our own and our children’s health, but the health of the environment that sustains life on earth.