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One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

Winner of the James Beard Award

Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules

What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

Health, Mind & Body
April 11
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Torino1965 ,

An eye opener.

It is sad to see how dangerous is the cheap food.

MAFlyBoy ,

Great book if you care about what you eat

I read this book after watching the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. I was really impressed with Michael Pollan and wanted to know more about his work. I read Food Rules, which I loved! So, I decided to dig into Omnivore's Dilemma. It's a little hard to get into it, but then it really picks up steam. The more I read, the madder I got with the the crap that the big good companies are trying to sell us and how they're trying to pull the wool over our eyes. It's had a big impact on what I eat and where I shop for my food. I'm cooking a lot more and have mostly eliminated processed foods. I will not longer spend any of my hard earned dollars supporting companies such as McDonald's that are doing nothing but poisoning our children in the name of big bucks. Read this and be challenged to make a big change in your buying/eating habits... to the benefit of your and your family's health! To those of you who say you don't want to know where your food comes from... I say, Yes you to! Why? Because your health depends on it, and you have the power to control what you buy and eat and ultimately what farmers and stores will sell!

Joel Armbruster ,

The Omnivores Dilemma

Opens the readers eyes to the limitless consequences of "normal" eating habits and lays out the health and habitat risks. This read actually affected my grocery shopping routine and warns me of unconscious shopping... More farmer markets are in my lifestyle than ever... Thanks Mr. Pollan!

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