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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING IN PUBLICATION DATA. Pollan, Michael. The omnivore's dilemma: a natural history of four meals / Michael Pollan. THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA ALSO BY MICHAEL POLLAN Second Nature A Place of My Own The Botany of Desire THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA A NATURAL. The omnivore's dilemma: the secrets behind what you eat/by MichaelPollan; adapted by Richie Chevat.—Young readers ed. p. cm. ISBN 1.

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Singer, Peter. Animal liberation 2nd ed. Random House, The ethics of what we eat: Why our food choices matter. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, Download pdf. Remember me on this computer. Modern Americans have stepped ually responsible for consuming a ton of corn a up to the plate. How does this happen?

Pollan corn — and the tremendous number of uses we thinks that corn was a major beneficiary of what have found and created for it. As a result, we Ames, Iowa. There he got a guided tour learning omnivores now eat more of a single foodstuff — how corn is turned from a recognizable if bare- corn, in all its variations — than we ever would ly edible crop into countless derivative prod- have thought possible.

First is the hurdle barely any waste — only dirty water, which can of figuring out new and inventive ways to get us be recycled into an ingredient for animal feeds. In hundred pounds. In order to achieve an annual order to make your product special again, you rate of growth greater than 1 percent which is need to enhance it.

Pollan claims that the food in- the case of products brandishing health claims , dustry tries its best to do both. What are the three main parts of a corn ker- 8. What are the three stages of food processing nel?

The Omnivore's Dilemma

What makes it differ- 9. What is high fructose corn syrup? How long Explain what Pollan means when he writes has it been around?

General Mills, so secretive about its prod- 7.

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What does Pollan mean when he says that ucts? What does it fear? Why do ingredient labels often say things food-processing industry? What makes Pollan say that even organic does Pollan describe? First invent- ing extra calories per person, per day, than ed only in , high fructose corn syrup has they were during the Nixon Administration. As mentioned in the of both. As Pollan puts should.

Bot- them. With pro- a one third chance of developing Type 2 diabe- cessed foods, you get more energy — even if it tes in his or her lifetime for an African Ameri- comes with problems — for your money. Three out of five Ultimately, though, Pollan thinks much of the Americans are considered overweight, and Pol- blame for our current health problems lies in our lan says that diabetes and other obesity-related agricultural policies: Why does Pollan bring up the subject of 6.

What is Type 2 diabetes? Why would a diet 2. What is the advantage to spending a dollar 3. In the s, what options were available for on potato chips versus carrots? How do they compare to 9. Pollan claims that if we continue our current alcoholic republic. Who is David Wallerstein? What important unhealthiest. But, he says, the process. What do food marketers mean by the term 7. What role did the industrial food chain would this make them likely to eat more?

What point do you think Pollan is trying to 9. Is a fragrance and flavor only nominally con- this necessarily a bad thing? What are some 5. What is TBHQ? When Pollan says that, like the Aztecs once 6. What effect might that have on how we eat it? This farm, Polyface, is run by an eccentric tainable free lunch.

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

What immediate differences do you see be- 8. Why does Pollan claim that compared to 3. After all, hence the grocery lit — but we also want it to the two both have a lot of stories: Its early propo- lenge: They based much of their philosophy to- processed food. What does Pollan mean when he says that 4.

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Take a trip to an upscale supermarket with stores of its kind try to reinvent this econo- an emphasis on organic food. Try to find the my? Try to separate what 5.

What part of your attrac- 6. Why does Pollan think that Supermarket tion to the food is based on fact, and what Pastoral is so seductive? How does a microwaveable organic TV din- 3.

What challenges does Whole Foods face in What are some examples Pollan discovers of Why the food has come from?

What connection does it Why would baby lettuce be easier to grow or- have to the modern organic movement? Why does Pollan say that during Vietnam, Who is Gene Kahn?

How has he helped move What is Pollan getting at when he asks in organic food into the mainstream? Pollan continues to repeat a quote from What does he mean? Do How much agency do you think we have over this process? Why does Pollan say that growing organic Why does Pollan say that eating organic organic standards? Why Certified? What does Kahn mean when he says that What are some examples of how the word What are admit the very sort of industrial practices for some of the negative effects?

If you had to write a realistic definition of what organic food should be, what would it say? He begins by explaining what Joel takes a lot of work. It turns out that mining when a pasture is fit for cows to graze. And, of course, corn is cheap. But the underly- ligence represented by agrochemicals and ing reason Pollan believes we made the switch is machines.

Corn works within this system; grass does not. What does Pollan mean when he says that ter, to a cow?

What are some of the problems that occur ent light?

What variables does Salatin need to take into ac- 8. Why does he say that the ninety-nine cent fed meat to corn-fed? He rushes to join them, and spends a ement relies on so many other variables what day learning how Salatin runs the farm. Salatin keeps his broil- the pasture? Part of its success farm every day, allowing the chickens 24 hours relies, somewhat counterintuitively, on allow- to eat the grass left behind by the cows and ing each animal to do what it naturally wants to fertilize the soil with their poop — but moving do: The more variables you tendency for birds to follow herbivores, feed- can eliminate, the better.

Each of his crops and ani- helping fertilize the soil in the process. In the spring, once the cows are out to pas- to get up at 6 a. The result? Happy chicken manure. What does Pollan mean when he says that 7.

What are some examples restoring damaged land to health by inten- of holons on the Salatin farm? What does Salatin mean when he says that 9. Why does Salatin wait three or four days be- Given all of its benefits, why do you think fore allowing his chickens onto the pastures so few farmers choose to farm like Salatin?

Give some examples of what Salatin means This is partially because of accountability throats can be slit. Before long he clean and humane as possible. So much of what happens he got used to the slaughtering. Pollan says that to hear Joel Salatin describe it, 4. What does Salatin see as the problem with killing on which his meat-eating depends. Do you think that you personally could kill a chicken?

Why 3. What does Pollan mean when he says that 6. So early on a Thursday morning, Pollan like cell phones. And yet, some op- Pollan question the stereotype of whether tions exist: CSAs, for example an acronym for the market for local, organic food is made Community Supported Agriculture, these are or- up of the elite.

And eventually Pollan drive Chevrolets than Volvos. Rather, he wants there to be other op- other farmers like him — is expensive. Sala- tions — almost like offshoots of a religion — that tin responds that if you take into account all the people can opt into and, in doing so, opt out of hidden costs of industrialized food, the stuff at the industrial food chain.

Why does Pollan think the fact that we spend strange? What sort of people would you stereotypi- food is a bad thing?

Pollan asks whether our unwillingness to food? Do you think you are paying a fair price — What are some of the reasons you think we get for food? Salatin likes to point out to skeptical cus- Why does Pollan compare the potential fu- 9. What is a CSA? As a result, they continued producing more corn and pushed the prices even more. This is yet another problem, and animal rights activists fight against it.

Farmers can now produce food on a larger scale, for a shorter time, by using different machines and industrial-farming techniques. Industrial farming has also made the raising of animals and meat-production incredibly easy and cheap. Animals nowadays are treated like machines that produce dairy, meat or eggs, and are fed corn so they can get fat and big faster.

If you are interested in how cruel animals are treated, just watch some documentary on industrial farming. You will see a huge amount of livestock cramped in small spaces, kept in inhumane ways.

Today, meat is so cheap that you can eat it every day if you wished to do that. However, how healthy is it really? Another thing that industrial farming is doing is creating diseases and pollution in the environment. Industrial farms are pumping antibiotics into the animals so they can keep them alive in the bad conditions they keep them in.

There were cases of the pig flu and the bird flu. Do you remember how many people died of just a small epidemic outbreak? The hormones and heavy metals industrial farmers use to feed their animals go into the fertilizer that the animals produce — and then go into the water. Also, did you know that more than half of the pollution in the world does not come from the automobile industry, or from factories, but from the cows in the U. When I read this fact, I did not know what to think or say.

We eat all of this food happy that we bought it cheap, but we never think about the process behind it. The same process is used for plants as well. To be able to grow plants in not-ideal conditions, farmers need to spray them with different fertilizers and chemicals.

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