Book Review: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Something that I think about often – about five times a day – is what to eat or what to prepare to eat. I, of course, want it to be healthy and wholesome and tasty and easy. Well, this book is sort of about that. It is really about where our food comes from (or where it could come from) and how it gets to our table. I found it to be a very interesting topic and well researched and written. The author is a journalist, so I expected as much. This is the type of book that will cause you to re-think what you eat and how you spend your food money. If you are happy eating processed corn and aren’t interested in change, then do not bother with this read. I really appreciated all the info on farm industry as well as the history of the organic movement. I learned a lot about mushrooms and grass and more than I wanted to know about corn, chickens and cows in the farm industry.
I think I’ll try to read Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food next.

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  1. Krysta said,

    July 12, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

    I just read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and really liked it as well. I am definitely more conscious of what I am eating. Unfortunately, I am not the gardening type but I am buying most of my produce at the farmers market now from local farmers. I want to keep all of this in mind but also don’t want to stress myself out over what I do and do not eat.

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