Guide to Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma by Instaread

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and NOT the original book.


The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006) is a serious examination of four approaches to food production in the United States: industrial, industrial organic, sustainable, and foraging. Author Michael Pollan tries to resolve what he calls the omnivore’s dilemma, or the problem of deciding what and how to eat from among the multitudinous food sources available to twenty-first century omnivores, by following four meals from origin to endpoint.

Inside this companion to the book:

  • Overview of the Book
  • Insights from the Book
  • Important People
  • Author's Style and Perspective
  • Intended Audience
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