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A Weak Follow Up to The Omnivore's Dilemma
on May 24, 2008
The author pretty much says it all in the preface of the book -- that the message of the book is -- "don't eat anything that your Grandmother wouldn't recognize as food".
There are several interesting points, but I feel he could have covered it in a chapter or two -- not a whole book. If you haven't read this particular book yet, then I would suggest that you read "The Omnivore's Dilemma", followed by "Fast Food Nation" (but don't watch the movie). These two books will give you a whole new perspective on what you eat. Then, if you eat fast food more than once or twice a month, watch the movie "Supersize Me" and take it to heart. Finally, if you want the last few points to be learned, buy this book.
Sorry not to be more positive about this book, there are just other ones out there that should be read first -- before you lose interest in the topic.
I did come away from this book with a new found paranoia about margarine, processed food, and the food industry in general. I also agreed with his argument that un-processed foods contain more of the vitamins, minerals, nutriments, and fiber that are healthy for you -- verses trying to get it via artificial mixtures in processed foods.
By the way, he does say that food grown with naturally occurring organic fertilizer has better nutritional content and taste than harsh chemical fertilizers. Makes sense to me.