A Review of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan
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This paper takes a detailed look at Pollan's book "The Omnivore's Dilemma," and describes how, by weaving first-hand personal experience with objective critical analysis, Michael Pollan offers a scathing critique of the American fast food industry. The writer provides a chapter-by-chapter overview of the book and analyzes Pollan's rhetorical strategies. The paper concludes by reiterating the point of Pollan's book, which is to encourage readers to take full responsibility for the choices they make when they are hungry.
From the Paper:"The Omnivore's Dilemma is not just about fast food, though. In fact, only the first section of the book is about capitalist food enterprise. The second section also delves into the impact of capitalism on the food industry. Only, in part two Pollan points out the inconsistencies of a business model built on non-localized organic food production. Although organic farming certainly represents an improvement over agri-business, even the organic food industry becomes a tool of the petroleum industry in order to get products to market. In the final section of the book, "Personal: The Forest," Pollan undergoes a fascinating experiment in hunting and gathering his own food: what the author calls "the meal at the end of the shortest food chain of all.""
Sample of Sources Used:
- Pollan, Michael. Omnivore's Dilemma. Penguin, 2006.
Cite this Book Review:
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