The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Unabridged)


Written By: Michael Pollan

Written By: Scott Brick

Length:15 hours and 58 min.

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The best-selling author of The Botany of Desire investigates the ecology of eating to unveil why we have what we have in the xxi century.

To one level or still another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a broad selection of things to consume. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's predicament. Choosing from among a variety of possible foods nature offers, humans have been required to discover what is secure, and what is not, which mushrooms should be prevented, for instance, and which berries we could love. Today, as Us faces what can exclusively be described as a nationwide eating disorder, the omnivore's predicament has returned with an atavistic revenge.

At the same time we're realizing that our food alternatives even have profound implications for the welfare our environment. The Omnivore's Dilemma is best selling author Michael Pollan's brilliant and eye-opening exploration of the little-known but vitally important dimensions of eating in America.

We are really what we consume, and what we eat remakes the world. A society of voracious and increasingly lost omnivores, we're just starting to recognize the profound consequences of the simplest everyday food alternatives, both for ourselves and for the natural world. The Omnivore's Dilemma is a long-overdue novel and one that will become recognized for bringing a totally new perspective to your question as everyday and however momentous as "What shall we have for supper?"