Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore’s Dilemma is a non-fiction book that explores the three principal food chains that sustain us today: the industrial, the organic, and the hunter-gatherer.

The book examines the role of corn in American food and its implications, and how the industrial revolution changed the way we eat. It also discusses why organic food isn’t necessarily better and what truly natural food looks like.

The main themes of the book include the impact of industrialization on our food system, the importance of understanding where our food comes from, and the ethical and environmental implications of our food choices.

The book also explores the coevolutionary relationship between humans and the handful of plant and animal species we depend on for sustenance.

Overall, The Omnivore’s Dilemma is a thought-provoking exploration of our complex relationship with food and the impact of our food choices on ourselves and the world around us.

What I Liked

It’s a classic nonfiction book that has not aged at all. Very well-written.

What I Did Not Like

Nothing – the book is nuanced, useful, and readable.

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