The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
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The Omnivore's Dilemma

What shall we have for dinner? Such a simple question has grown to have a very complicated answer. We can eat almost anything nature has to offer, but deciding what we should eat stirs anxiety. Should we choose the organic apple or the conventional? If organic, local or imported? Wild fish or farmed? Low-carb or low-cal? As the American culture of fast food and unlimited choice invades the world, Pollan follows his next meal from land to table, tracing the origin of everything consumed and the implications for ourselves and our planet. His astonishing findings will shock all who care about what they put on their plate.
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The koala doesn’t worry about
what to eat: If it looks and smells and tastes like a eucalyptus leaf, it must be dinner. The koala’s culinary preferences
are hardwired in its genes. But for omnivores like us (and the rat) a vast amount of brain space and time must be devoted
to figuring out which of all the many potential dishes nature lays on are safe to eat.
food chain is a system for passing those calories on to
species that lack the plant’s unique ability to synthesize them from sunlight
Corn is what feeds the steer that becomes the steak. Corn feeds the chicken and the pig, the turkey and the lamb, the catfish and the tilapia and, increasingly, even the salmon, a carnivore by nature that the fish farmers are reengineering to tolerate corn. The eggs are made of corn.

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