Book review: The Omnivore’s Dilemma


Michael Pollan cleaves through the complexities of food politics with a directness and clarity that will challenge you to think deeply about your own eating preferences.

It’s not so much proselytizing, as a laying out of facts about the unseen elements in our food production chain.

He frames many questions along the way, such as: Is organic produce a better choice than local when it’s grown thousands of miles away?

And he concludes with pithy advice that underpins his own food philosophy including gems like: Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize.

My conclusion: It’s well written, well researched and well worth your time.


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