By the acclaimed author of The Botany of DesireFor fans of Fast Food Nation, Shopped and You Are What You EatThe Omnivore's Dilemma has been shortlisted for the Andre Simon Memorial award 2006.Michael Pollan is the author of Second Nature, A Place of My Own, and The Botany of Desire, which was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. www.michaelpollan.comWhat 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.The startling truth behind the food we consume in the twenty-first century'Beautifully written and shocking investigation of what slips into the swelling American stomach ... entertaining and eloquent''This is one of the most thought-provoking books I've read in a while ... After you read this book there will be things you don't want to eat, ever again ... An honest, brilliant, troubling book. I recommend it to anyone''Convivial, creative and deeply disturbing, though he does offer hope ... it has certainly changed the way I think about food''On our we-need-to-know-this reading list ... a patient investigation of his nation's calorie industries'The startling truth behind the food we consume in the twenty-first century
Michael Pollan is the author of two prize-winning books, SECOND NATURE and A PLACE OF MY OWN. A contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, Pollan was recently awarded the first Reuters-World Conservation Union Global Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.