Monday, January 12, 2009

Book Review: The Omnivore's Dilemma

This is the book that compelled me to start learning about local food options. In an interesting conceit, the author Michael Pollan breaks the book into four sections, each describing a specific meal. Over the course of the volume, the reader learns about industrial agriculture, local and organic farming, industrial organic (yes, there is such a thing and if you buy 'organic' in the grocery store you're likely buying industrial organic) and 'wild' foods.

It's really a fascinating account of how your food becomes your food. A must read!

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