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The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition Hardcover – October 15, 2009
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"[W]ill appeal to thoughtful, socially responsible teens." --School Library Journal
"[T]his book uses a recipe of science, history, and humor to create an edifying yet entertaining story." --Horn Book
"Young readers--and older ones, too--will find their thinking about food forever changed." --VOYA --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Also have a look into sustainable farming and learn why our current methods of producing food cannot last forever. Why do we dump fossil fuels on our fields? What does this do to the ecosystem of the land, the soil? Also, learn why we cannot go back to using cow manure for fertilizer. Why is it (the cow manure) so toxic to the soil and to us? What is genetically modified corn and other grain doing to our field and why can't we control it from going into other fields? Perhaps industrial food and industrial farming needs to change. Why do farmers over produce and why can they never get compensated for their grain and make a living?
When you are through reading this book, Michael Pollan appears in the movie, "Food Inc." which is a great movie to continue on your way in discovering the problem with many American foods.Read more ›
I "devoured" this book (pun intended). I found it to be a very readable introduction into where our food comes from. I personally have been trying to avoid corn products for years, just because I could sense something wrong in my body every time I ate them, but this book helped to explain why.
I like Pollan's style in the way he does research and the way he makes this book a personal journey through the world of food. He interviews farmers, works on a sustainable farm, goes hunting and gathering, and he grows his own. After reading this book the word "sustainable" finally makes sense to me in the way he describes the operation at Polyface Farms.
I will be recommending this book to any of our students who interested in food or agriculture. But if you are an adult who hasn't read the full version, go ahead and read this one. You'll be glad you did.
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Great, worthwhile read. This particular text (the young readers edition) is fantastic for school. The diagrams, charts, and pictures really bring the information to life and get... Read morePublished 2 months ago by N. Huber
Michael Pollan is a wonderful writer his extensive research brings out the truth about food and is greatly appreciated. Michael has a great sense of humor and sexy too.Published 3 months ago by Teresa Belcher
Michael Pollan brings insight to how food is produced for the masses. It's not a pretty picture. Everyone should read this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by bb22
Nice read for young adults. Perfect for the middle school child, but high schoolers should read the adult version.Published 4 months ago by Kim Gasaway
This should be required reading in school. This book is great for teenagers who need a lesson in healthy eating. After reading this book, my son stopped eating junk food!Published 4 months ago by Seasoned mommy
I am buying more copies and sending to all my friends for their children. This is the most important book I have read in a decade.Published 5 months ago by Captain Tate