The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

tags: food

It’s…okay. It’s very, very drawn out. The author attempts to trace back the origins of his food. The first chapter is on corn, but interestingly he manages to trace food back to oil – the petroleum based fertilizers that everything grows from. The chapters on beef and chicken processing are interesting too.

After that, I feel like the book gets muddled. When he started to go into mushroom hunting, I feel like he lost his way.

Pollan is a ponderous writer, and there’s a lot of of this book that could be cut way, way down.

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