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THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA: A Natural History of Four Meals

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The dilemma—what to have for dinner when you are a creature with an open-ended appetite—leads Pollan (Journalism/Berkeley; The Botany of Desire, 2001, etc.) to a fascinating examination of the myriad connections along the principal food chains that lead from earth to dinner table. The author identifies three: the one controlled by agribusiness; the pastoral, organic industry that has sprung up ... Read full review

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No pun intended, but I need time to digest this book. Not time to digest what the author conveys, but what this means to me personally.
On another hand, yeah, I wanted in on that dinner the author prepares at the end of the book ...

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Simple, awesome
A great book that gives perspective to the food we eat. It is certainly not an easy thing to eat your regular "treat" food or cheap food after reading. I only recommend this book for
strong minded people. I love the unscientific nature of this book as well. The science of biology is way too young for us to trust in the same way we trust chemistry or physics. So what we have left is the tradition of eating simple food. 

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Everyone should read this book...
Excellent book on food, where it comes from and eating right.

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This was a great read! I was hooked as he elegantly walked me through the horrible and then amazing ways we can feed ourselves in such a diverse world.

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Wow.

Review: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

User Review  - Jimmy Gunnarsson - Goodreads

I love this book! Like the other books I've read from Pollan, this one does not disappoint. Quite the opposite really. I learned so much from reading this masterpiece. If more people would read books ... Read full review

Review: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

User Review  - Hari - Goodreads

The first 2/3 of the book was great. I am not sure I agree with the last 1/3. I have nothing against meat eating. But when the author succumbs to hyperbole and sentimentalism and somehow paints ... Read full review

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