The 's Dilemm A Natural History Of Four Meals

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How well do you know about the food you eat? Why is it so hard to choose what to eat and what to buy? Modern people can barely make choices about what is good to eat and buy unless following the expert’s advises. However, there is one man, Michael Pollan, wrote “Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals”, published in 2006, and he wants to persuade general public to rethink their food choices and relation with food, and provoke their awareness of eating. Pollan builds up his credibility by approaching the question through various perspectives, and by critically analyzing the issue of eating disorder. To illustrate his claims, Pollan explains his key words of his work via his narratives. He, however, does not figure out any practicable solutions to deal with the omnivore’s dilemma. In his book, Pollan first sets the stage by delineating the eating habits changes in 1970s and 2000s. He then emphasizes the relationship between food and culture, and the contraction between French paradox and American paradox further illuminates his perspective. Pollan soon outlines the concept of omnivore’s dilemma as well as strengthens his viewpoint that American eating disorder is caused by lack of a stable cultural tradition. To more completely demonstrating his belief, he classifies the four meals into three principal food chains, the industrial, the organic, and the hunter-gather. At the end, he states this book is about the pleasures of knowing your own eating, and urges
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