I just finished reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and it was fantastic. Pollan is an amazing writer, and as you are reading the book you can feel his passion for good food and a healthy environment.
This book was very well crafted. He actually goes to various farms (both organic and mainstream) to see how our food is produced, and goes so far as to hunt for mushrooms and shoot a pig himself, to see the various options for food production.
I know that I am not truly expressing how wonderful this book is very well. It has been 3 weeks since I finished reading it, and I am still stunned. I have meant to write this post for a while, but each time I start, I am at a loss to fully explain (in 400 words or less) just how much this book has shaped how I feel about modern day food production.
The story that Pollan crafts is amazing. He treats everyone in his book with respect; telling their story and trying to see it through their eyes, not just taking a high-and-mighty, purely intellectual approach. To me, this book is about loving our food and the resources that go into producing it. Man has a connection with the earth, however much we try to ignore it, and we need it to feed and nourish us.