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In Defense of Food

An Eater's Manifesto

by Michael Pollan

In Defense of Food
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2008, 256 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2009, 256 pages

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Michael Pollan offers a well-considered answer to the question posed in his bestselling The Omnivore's Dilemma - so what should I eat?

Have you ever considered purchasing an entire hog from a local farmer and sticking it in your freezer? I hadn't either, but after reading Michael Pollan's impassioned "eater's manifesto", I must admit, the idea is growing on me. Rather than presenting a faddish list of do's and don'ts that might change next year, Pollan presents a concept of food and eating that shakes out as remarkably sound and sustainable – not just for ourselves, but also for our environment and fellow man. With a small but impassioned return to whole foods; free-range meats; and fair, local farming brewing among foodies; Pollan will inevitably preach to the choir, but some of his research is sure to get even the most thoughtful eaters scratching their heads and changing the way they shop, cook, and think about one of their most basic needs and pleasures.

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