January 02, 2007
"The Omnivore's Dilemma: a Natural History of Four Meals" by Michael Pollan
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is famous for saying "Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are". Pollan has called Americans "walking corn flakes" because of the astonishing amount of corn in many, many forms in the 21st century diet, which is driven by technology. He examines a meal from start (planting the crops, raising the animals) to finish (fast food drive-thru or microwaved box), then does the same for an organically grown meal and a hunter/gather meal. Chicken McNuggets will never seem the same ever again.
Posted by jnardine at January 2, 2007 09:14 AM