The Omnivore's Dilemma

Written by Michael Pollan

This book deserves to be a "Deep Ecology" selection because of the significant impact of the way we eat on the earth's ecosystems.  Michael Pollan traces the origins of 4 types of meals we may choose: food produced by industrial agriculture (typically served up as "fast food"), industrial organic agriculture (food grown "organically" but typically transported long distances), food from small, grass-based local farms (boutique farms sustainable and restorative but not available except to the lucky local consumer) and hunter-gatherer food (requiring the eater to hunt, forage and gather, typically as an avocation or recreation).  Eco-concerned readers will ponder each meal after reading this book and hopefully will make food choices least harmful to our Earth.

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