For Everyone who Read Fast Food Nation

Duct Tape Fairy's picture

If you read the book Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser (and if you haven't, I really suggest it), then you should definitely read The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. It deals with where our food comes from, and the problems with factory farms and non-sustainable agriculture. Even if the topic doesn't particularly interest you, the writing is superb. Pollan gives his own personal experiences and opinions in a non-preachy manner, and the book ends up being hopeful, and gives me the incentive to start being more conscious of what I eat (this book doesn't say that we shouldn't eat meat, although it does respect the vegetarian option, instead, it suggests that we take a better look at where all our food came from and how it was produced). Anyway, for health, political, animal-rights, environmental reasons, and sheer entertainment value, this book is (in my mind) a must-read.

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Inkblot's picture

I've seen it

At the farmer's market in Berkeley. I should check it out. Thanks for the tip!

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Hyacinthus's picture

Well

WELL! I will certainly try The Omnivore's Dilemma since I was fascinated by Fast Food Nation! Thanks for the tip!!!!!!!!

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miss-understood's picture

interesting...never herd of i

interesting...never herd of it!

hellonwheels's picture

I read FFN...a loooonnngggg time ago

But I Will definitely check it out...thx,....How have u been??? long time, no online....lol. later.

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