The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan begins with an introduction, "Our National Eating Disorder," which establishes the themes, history, and purposes for reading. He begins by detailing the recent history and conflicting advice given to the public regarding food, food policies, and nutrition. Having read these first several pages of this book, do you think that there is a national eating disorder? Is there a dilemma on what to eat? Evaluate the arguments put forth in the Introduction by Pollan, and whether you agree or disagree based on your observations and experiences. 100 Words.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 7:20 am ad1c9bdddf
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Based on my interpretations of this book, I do support Pollan's assertions that there is a national eating disorder and a major dilemma that plagues us in determining what to eat in America. Pollan clearly discusses how we cannot just buy ...
"The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan is briefly examined thematically.
Discussion of The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
1.When Pollan went from the question, "What should I eat?" to "What am I eating?" what did he discover about food commonly sold in the supermarket?
2. How do Mexicans differ from Americans in the way they view corn?
3. Where does American corn come from and why is it such a good crop?
Section 2 Ch 8-10
1. What does Pollan like about Joel Salatin's farm?
2. Explain what Salatin means when he describes himself as a grass farmer.
3. What is Salatin's philosophy about growing food, and why doesn't he like the term "organic"?
Section 3 Ch 15-17
1. What did Pollan hope to learn by hunting and gathering his own food?
2. Who is Angelo and what qualifies him to teach Pollan?
3. Talk about Pollan's first experience gathering a mushroom