Summary Of Omnivore's Dilemma

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January 16, 2013 Engl-135 The Omnivore’s Dilemma Book Review: Part One The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, part one the plant: originally known as “Zea Mays”, corn started off slow in biological terms but blew up after the discovery of Christopher Columbus. Now that there were corns the settlers were free from the natives and could now support themselves on the agriculture of corn. Now in modern times we have created new types of corns not only to feed humans and animals, but also to create many products in supermarket today. The story of corn is a unique one. The bounty of corn that came from its harvest was recognized as unsurpassed even in pre-colonial times, where the native populations of America identified greatly with the plant. Even in current times, the people of Mexico call themselves “the people of…show more content…
I would recommend reading this book if you are a meat eater. The expectations were met as far as the details on the process in which the food and meat we eat goes through before it goes on the supermarkets shelves. I like the fact that Pollan wasn’t condemning eating meat and stressing to become a vegan. The descriptions of the slaughtering of the animals is disgusting, and makes you want to throw up, however, knowing that this is the reality of what happens to the animals that we eat makes you more open-minded and aware. By reading Michael Pollan’s book the Omnivore’s Dilemma, the way you look at food will change. You will change your attitude towards what you should and should not be eating. We are what we eat, so we should take this into consideration the next time we go grocery shopping for meat, and other condiments. Personally I love corn; before reading the Omnivore’s Dilemma I never knew that corn is use to make all the different types of food we eat. This is very interesting and

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