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The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eatby Michael Pollan
Have you ever wondered why Twinkies never go bad? Are you eating food, or are you eating "edible food-like substances"? This book will help you answer those questions, and help you eat and cook in ways that are healthier for your body and better for the planet.
Synopses & Reviews
"What's for dinner?" seemed like a simple question — until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers' adaptation of Pollan's famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.
In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore's Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It's time to take charge of our national eating habits — and it starts with you.
Help a teen you know deal with the changes in his or her life with the book that has helped so many others.
?Cheese? is a metaphor for what you want in life and the book gives teens a fun vocabulary and way to understand change and move forward in their lives.
#1 New York Times Bestseller
A definitive compendium of food wisdom
Eating doesnt have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, concision, and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollans trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation. Its an easy-to-use guide that draws from a variety of traditions, suggesting how different cultures through the ages have arrived at the same enduring wisdom about food. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, What should I eat?”
"In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science, I have come across nothing more intelligent, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined in a slender, easy-to-digest new book called Food Rules: An Eaters Manual, by Michael Pollan." --Jane Brody, The New York Times
"The most sensible diet plan ever? We think it's the one that Michael Pollan outlined a few years ago: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” So we're happy that in his little new book, Food Rules, Pollan offers more common-sense rules for eating: 64 of them, in fact, all thought-provoking and some laugh-out-loud funny." --The Houston Chronicle
" It doesn't get much easier than this. Each page has a simple rule, sometimes with a short explanation, sometimes without, that promotes Pollan's back-to-the-basics-of-food (and-food-enjoyment) philosophy." --The Los Angeles Times
"A useful and funny purse-sized manual that could easily replace all the diet books on your bookshelf." --Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times
Michael Pollans newest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food experts culinary education--was published by The Penguin Press in April 2013.
About the Author
Michael Pollan is the author of seven books: Second Nature, A Place of My Own, The Botany of Desire, which received the Borders Original Voices Award for the best nonfiction work of 2001 and was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon, and the national bestellers, Food Rules, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food. He lives in Berkeley, California.
A longtime contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His writing on food and agriculture has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Association.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Our National Eating Disorder
One: The Plant: Corn's Conquest
Two: The Farm
Three: The Elevator
Four: The Feedlot: Making Meat
Five: The Processing Plant: Making COmplex Foods
Six: The Consumer: A Republic of Fat
Seven: The Meal: Fast Food
Eight: All Flesh is Grass
Nine: Big Organic
Ten: Grass: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Pasture
Eleven: The Animals: Practicing Complexity'
Twelve: Slaughter: In a Glass Abattoir
Thirteen: The Market: "Greetings from the Non-Barcode People"
Fourteen: The Meal: Grass-Fed
The Forest: (Hunting and Catering)
Fifteen: The Forager
Sixteen: The Omnivore's Dilemma
Seventeen: The Ethics of Eating Animals
Eighteen: Hunting: The Meat
Nineteen: Gathering: The Fungi
Twenty: The Perfect Meal
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