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

Michael Pollan
March 31, 2020
★★★ (-27.88%) 🛈

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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