Book Review: The Omnivore's Dilemma
Thursday, September 01, 2011
If you aren't sure local/organic fruits and veggies and local/organic/patstured meats and eggs aren't worth the hassle or the money, you need to read this book. More than any other, this book revolutionized what I eat and where I buy my food.
Pollan explores the history of three different meals: one produced through large scale industrial farming, one grown on a biodynamic small farm, and one procured through hunting and gathering. He also explores large-scale industrial organic farming along the way. He discusses his own ethical dilemmas and concerns along the way, but the book isn't preachy or pushy.
I really can't say enough good things about this book. If you haven't read it, run--don't walk--to get a copy. It was a bestseller, so most libraries have it on their shelves.
While you are waiting for the library to open tomorrow, here's a talk the author gave at the Google Headquarters. This was actually a talk he gave around the time another of his books--In Defense of Food--came out.