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The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition

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  • Title: The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition
  • Author: Michael Pollan Richie Chevat
  • ISBN: 9780606373906
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Hardcover

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition

The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition Best Read || [Michael Pollan Richie Chevat] The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition Best Read || [Michael Pollan Richie Chevat] - The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition, The Omnivore s Dilemma The Secrets Behind What You Eat Young Readers Edition The New York Times bestseller that s changing America s diet is now perfect for younger readers What s for dinner seemed like a simple question until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Polla The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition

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  1. In the youth edition of the Omnivore s Dilemma, journalist and self described food detective Michael Pollan takes the same approach he used in his adult book by examining four different food chains and meals Industrial McDonalds , Industrial Organic Whole Foods , Local Sustainable Virginia s Polyface farms and Hunter Gather or, you find it, you catch it, you grow it Written in a clear and lively style, Pollan makes a compelling case that the dominant industrial model where corn is king is bad fo [...]

  2. The Omnivore s Dilemma tells of the struggles of making correct choices in the modern food industry It covers the ethical issues in the process of mass producing food, as well as the socio economic impacts of the government subsidizing certain unhealthy but cheap foods, and how the chemicals used to produce food today can scar our tomorrow This book also provided the contrast between family owned farms and corporate food factories, underlining the beneficial effects of eating organic local foods [...]

  3. An excellent book that gives important information about how we get our food It covered farming, organics, livestock, hunting, etc and I really liked how it was told in an entertaining and unbiased manner I learned a lot and plan to make some changes A few of the key points that will stay with me are Eat Real Food, Buy Real Food, and Eat Real Meals Highly recommend.

  4. I thought the whole book was very interesting At first it seemed ludicrous to suggest that corn was such a prominent material in our everyday lives However, Pollan was able to provide adequate evidence to show that his claim was correct He then goes on to show the stark differences between the different types of meals, which, in my opinion, he does quite well He is able to experience or at least describe the entire process of different meals, such as one from a large agribusiness company and one [...]

  5. I was tricked by the library into borrowing the young readers version of the e book and was wondering all the way through why sections felt so disconnected and truncated before realizing it wasn t the full book Regardless, it was a great read in a rapidly expanding genre of food awareness Sadly, I d already read one of Salatin s books and watched than a few CAFO oriented documentaries so much of the book was a review, but I truly enjoyed his hunter gatherer story Maybe I ll pick up the full edi [...]

  6. Overall, I enjoyed this book It is a faster read than it seems and covers the topic of where does our food come from Facts are thoroughly explained and come from the personal experience of the author so they are definitely true The only reason why I didn t give this book five stars is its repetitive nature, the fact that it relies heavily on shock value, and that because it is scientific and 2009, some of the information may be out of date.

  7. Everyone should read this book I don t know what the difference is between this edition and the original but I m guessing they are pretty much the same I have an unhealthy relationship with food I pretty much live off microwaveable meals, fast food, and going out to eat at Old Chicago and Applebees I m not healthy Its not that I don t like fruits and veggies, I buy them, but then I don t eat them fast enough and they go back So unhealthy processed junk it is for me and all the extra pounds that [...]

  8. The Omnivore s Dilemma by Michael Pollan is a book that has made me think of food like never before This book, telling you the modern day food culture, and where it is coming from has made me think twice when I make food choices Michael Pollan makes the book interesting by adding images and references, but is very informative By reading this book, I can clearly see the Pollan is a critical thinker, and puts a lot of thought into what he says in this book Since he speaks about something he feels [...]

  9. The Omnivore s Dilemma Young Readers Edition is an edited version of Michael Pollan s original The Omnivore s Dilemma text so younger readers can grasp the concepts of today s food industry The young reader s edition was published by Penguin in 2009 It has 352 pages I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars because for me not being a young reader, it was an easy read, yet I loved the information that Pollan provided and how much I learned from the text I would like to read the full version in the futu [...]

  10. You ll never look at food the same again Fascinating and impactful, it will change how and what you eat for the better The adult version is also brilliant but this one is accessible to reading levels Read out loud with your family.

  11. Michael did a very great job of describing what is in the food we eat This book has changed how I look at animals and certain foods Recommended for non fiction readers.

  12. This is like3.5 stars It was very intuitive but the first chapters were ALL ABOUT CORN Very informative though.

  13. I have most definitely been experiencing the omnivores dilemma, or rather the vegetarians dilemma, Just because we can eat something doesn t mean that it is doing us any favors health wise and lately i have found myself becoming anxious about whats really in the food I eat I read packet labels but usually have no idea what the names for the ingredients mean or even where they came from I recently found out that a new Zealand berry company imports their berries from china, its instances like this [...]

  14. Note this is the Young Readers Edition Michael Pollan provides an in depth account of where our food comes from approaching the topic by examining the ingredients of several different types of meals, the Industrial Meal, the Industrial Organic Meal, the Local Sustainable Meal, and the Do It Yourself Meal hunted, gathered, and gardened food Although this is the young readers edition, it doesn t seem dumbed down at all Young readers and their adult parents can all benefit from reading this from co [...]

  15. I learnt an absolutely indefinite ineresting fact from this book humans are obsessed with corn This book talks about corn, how it is processed, meat, how it s processed, etcetera Apparently this book says soda, or other kinds of fizzy drinks contain corn I showed off to my mum by talking about this fact, but my mum said it was ridiculous,and I was terribly naive, and I shouldn t believe all the facts from the book I started thinking is this book lying But then again, if it was, it wouldn t be so [...]

  16. I would love to use this book somehow in our seventh grade s environmental education unit this spring, as the secrets behind what you eat are definitely linked to how we use or abuse our environment.Similar to the end of In Defense of Food, this book offers advice of how we can help support a local, sustainable food movement, even though we don t have the power to change government subsidies overnight.I Eat Real Food A Don t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn t recognize as food B Don t [...]

  17. Secrets Behind what you Eat Have you ever wondered where your food comes from The Omnivore s Dilemma by Michael Pollan is a great book that tells you what to eat and what not to eat Michael Pollan describes where your food was before it was on your plate, what chemicals are used to make it and what the organic sticker on your banana actually means Did you know most of all the food we eat has corn in it You soda is 100 percent corn Your Milk shake is 78 percent corn and your Cheeseburger is 52 pe [...]

  18. I saw this on the shelf Come on, who doesnt like food I m an omnivore Also, I would like to read about what I eat Good, bad, intriguing I needed a good book for winter break because I didnt have the oppertunity to change my book choice.what impressed me what how the author decided to write such a bok exposing the food Also, it s like a did you know type of book Human beings are omnivores OMNE IN LATIN MEANS ALL OF EVERYHING Vore comes from latin, vore, WHICH MEANS TO EAT OR DeVOUR Did you know w [...]

  19. The title of this book is a bit misleading This is the Young Readers edition, but by no means is this text for kids I would say high school would be appropriate School Library Journal says grade 7 and up Aside from that, this book does an excellent job of presenting this topic to young adults Trying to decide what to eat in a morally responsible, affordable, and sustainable way truly is a dilemma, and many times feels like an all out daily battle It s not surprising that so many people just fall [...]

  20. Fortunately, I listened to this book instead of his other similarly titled book, The Omnivore s Dilemma A Natural History of Four Meals The other was narrated by that jack a word Scott Brick who did In Defense of Food An Eater s Manifesto that I barely made it through I didn t realize this one was geared towards young readers, at least, that s what the title makes it seem it is for This edition was great The section about what happens to the poor caged animals was pretty mild and wasn t designed [...]

  21. It s been a successful week of reading this book, and I m just thankful I reached the end The author seemed like he was doing too much for the reader to enjoy not only the new knowledge, but the way he presented it I think I would ve appreciated a little bit nonfiction, rather then the story that was his life during these moments This is based upon reading it for educational purposes, and my class for school Otherwise an okay read, and it really opened my eyes even to the Industrial Food busin [...]

  22. How about a book that will help you realize what you re actually putting into your mouth I d love to say that this one left an impression on me and maybe a few fragments really did, but as a whole, it felt too American Don t get me wrong, I don t think it s bad After the author is American and he wrote about his research and experiences But I felt like some of these things don t apply, even if they actually do.Anyway, I think it was a good read and it indeed helped me to look differently at some [...]

  23. Living in LA, one forgets that California is an agriculture gold mine Michael Pollan, a California native, explores exactly what goes into what we eat and the horrifying processes that go into constructed our American meals The first half was full of really interesting and startling information but the second half, focusing on his experience of hunting and gathering his own food, could have been shortened I enjoyed the first half so much but the latter portion was somewhat of a let down All in a [...]

  24. Pollan s agenda monocultures are bad, mass produced meat is bad, our subsidies are bad, fast food is bad, etc is clear throughout, but the book is also consistently interesting and full of things you didn t know before Pollan is a great storyteller and his closing pitch, that you should develop a closer relationship with your most basic necessity, is powerfully made This book will change the way you look at your food for at least a week, until you revert to all your old habits.

  25. This has to be the most insightful book I ve ever read I loved every minute of reading this book and had a great time, it really opens my eyes to all things food Michael Pollan will definitely be a author that I come back to for books.I can t find enough words to describe the joy and the empowerment I ve felt after I read this book, it should definitely be on every food lover s shelf.

  26. As good as I remembered, and I think my age ironically helped me enjoy it Hopefully I do better at being a food detective.

  27. Review to come.Merged review This book was my second by Michael Pollan While many themes are similar to In Defense of Food An Eater s Manifesto, this book delves much into the specifics of the food industry in the United States If you enjoy hearing about various political power plays and how they affect our food, then this book is informative and engaging.The narrator was easy to listen to There were times when I really thought I was listening to Michael Pollan explain his journey through resea [...]

  28. I chose the Omnivore s Dilemma because I like learning about health and about others health choices Originally I thought it was about his life as an omnivore and his health choices and was surprised to find out it s really about what some of your produce went through before it ends up in your home Michael Pollan, the protagonist, travels America looking at farms and slaughterhouses The antagonist would be companies that hide secrets about their produce Our conflict begins with Pollan wondering w [...]

  29. Eating food is something every human needs to do in order to survive Michael Pollan, in The Omnivore s Dilemma, questions the food we eat, and where it came from Pollan introduces the idea of the omnivore s dilemma, which states that as omnivores, humans can eat most anything However, what we should eat is the dilemma Pollan reports on his research of his four proposed food chains Industrial, Industrial Organic, Local Sustainable, and Do It Yourself The first time I read this book, I did not enj [...]

  30. EDITORIAL REVIEW A national bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question What should we have for dinner Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed he develops a portrait of the American way of eating The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and o [...]

  31. I recently purchased this Young Readers Edition, for our high school library The for kids label here is a bit misleading, as I believe the best audience for this book is grades 7 12, as well as adults like me After I started reading this, I discovered that our agriculture sciences teacher hopes to make this required reading for one of her classes next year.I devoured this book pun intended I found it to be a very readable introduction into where our food comes from I personally have been trying [...]

  32. Thank you to AudioBookSync for gifting this audiobook to me through its summer program What an amazing adventure I truly enjoyed listening to this book I learned so many wonderful facts about the food chain for humanity, about industrial farming, and about good quality food in general I learned how to think about the food I m eating every day and how I can make a difference every day in the food choices I make for myself and my family With illness of all sorts on the rise like diabetes, heart di [...]

  33. Initial thoughts At first I didn t realise this was the young reader s edition Oops I know, I know, it s emblazoned on the cover Once I got to the introduction, I finally realised, though I went looking for the original book in audio format on Overdrive None of my libraries had it, so I continued In any case, this edition doesn t seem to be dumbed down at, but rather, it s just written with a greater awareness of the audience eg teens can t vote but can still have an influence on the economy via [...]

  34. So somehow when I placed a hold to read this e book on my phone I didn t realize it was the Young Readers edition I d hate to think it s for Kids though Yikes I read it anyway I don t know how much the topics differ in the original but it was interesting The first third of the book is all about corn corn and a side of corn so if you know about that already, you can skip that I m tired of hearing about omg did you know our society is based on corn and everything is made from corn and omg I don t [...]

  35. The young readers version of The Omnivore s Dilemma A Natural History of Four Meals was available as a free download from AudioFile Sync summer program It was a good review because it has been a few years since I read the adult version I think this book is a good one for young people to read so they can make informed decisions and the author encourages them to be informed so they can vote with their pocketbooks and food choices I am also reading Forks Over Knives The Plant Based Way to Health at [...]

  36. In the Afterowrd of this book, Pollan says, It s always better to know rather than less, even when that knowledge complicates your life Reading this book has truly opened my eyes to the world of the industrial food chain This is definitely saying something, considering I ve already watched some documentaries that have exposed the evils of the industrial food chain Pollan s book was able to give me knowledge and it will definitely help me make better food decisions in the future I ve been a pes [...]

  37. Big Agri outsources its costs to cheap govt subsidised feed from corn , fossil fuel calories fertilizer, transport and processing and thus the environment, and animal suffering Whether you think its an ok trade off is up to you But at least be aware of how your food is produced A conscious consumer is a conscientious consumer There s money to be made in food, unless you re trying to grow it.The growth strategy of food companies has two end points Either they make us eat limited by size of human [...]

  38. Turns out the word dilemma has several definitions according to Merriam Webster online 1 an argument presenting two or equal alternatives, 2 an undesirable choice, 3 a problem involving conflict about a difficult or persistent problem This book is on the Engage New York reading curriculum for eighth graders, and since my school would like us to try this curriculum, I read the book According to its spine label, it is non fiction, 338.1 according to Melville Dewey From its first pages, it became [...]

  39. The Omnivore s Dilemma is a fantastic book for people young and old to help make them critical of our food supply chain and what exactly we re eating When Dan Barber called The Third Plate Field Notes on the Future of Food Omnivore s Dilemma 2.0, I had to delve in and see what the fuss is about The similarities are obvious but the books have decidedly different tones While The Third Plate focuses mostly on growth as a function of flavor, Omnivore s Dilemma tackles our supply chain and takes a c [...]

  40. The Omnivore s Dilemma What s for lunch This is possibly one of the most commonly asked questions, but do you really know Perhaps importantly, do you really want to know In our modern lives, corn has become the dominant ingredient of almost all foods While this may be hard to believe since you probably don t have a corn on the cob everyday , you are eating large amounts of corn, in a different form, each day For example, there is corn in most foods, from Twinkies to soda and even steak, corn is [...]

  41. I m upgrading this to 4 stars I think it has really impacted me, enough to look for grass fed pastured meat and eggs and not buy industrial meat With how much it has affected my thinking, I figured it should be 4 stars rather than 3 Definitely thought provoking as it showed the different ways our food comes to us I already avoid high fructose corn syrup and buy organic when I can, so this wasn t life changing for me, but it does make me rethink where my meat comes from it also introduced me to t [...]

  42. I read the Omnivores Dilemma in the summer for the summer homework I thought it was most interesting out of all the other two books to choose from When I read the blurbs of the books, I thought it would be interesting to read a book about what is in the most common foods we eat As i read the first few pages, Pollan puzzled readers and said something like When we go to the supermarket there are many things but still one He meant that there are alot of things in the supermarket, but it is all corn [...]

  43. Micheal Pollin did a great job on surprising and giving great facts about the food market today and what it really is He explains how most things aren t what they say to be He is also very elaborate on his ideas and doesn t leave many things out The book is hard to put down because and great facts keep on coming as you progress through the book Pollin did a good job on interesting the readers The facts it gave on certain foods were mind blowing and the only way to find out about them is to rea [...]

  44. In the Novel The Omnivore s Dilemma The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition , is about a journalist detective who goes behind the scenes to find out what really is in our food and how it got there In order for our food, to well be food it has to go through a 4 step procedure The novel shows the little pay farmers get for their work and how they have to treat each of their animals differently depending on which meal they will further be used for The plant or animal taken away from [...]

  45. I was browsing through Ms Paese s library when I stumbled upon a purple book with a face consisting of apples as eyes, a mushroom as a nose, and a banana as a mouth It seemed like an interesting book to read so I decided to sign it out There were also a lot of copies of this book and it was hard to choose one, so I chose the first one on the stack One thing that impressed me was how the author used difficult words selectively and chose easy words for us to read He seems to recognize who the audi [...]

  46. More reviews at Mrs ReaderPants.Okay, so this is a book review, but there s a lot of story behind why I read this book, and I very much want to share it I started to include the story of how I went from I ll eat anything if it tastes good to no soda to vegetarianism to veganism All in less than one year But as I wrote that into this review, it started to feel less like a review and like a story of my family s dramatic dietary changes over the past two months To keep this review actually about [...]

  47. First impression of this book I suddenly want to buy about 20 acres or so of land and just grow my own food.I m only slightly kidding there I ve always been a backyard gardener, partly because my mom had a garden growing up, partly because I like playing in the dirt, and partly because I ve always felt food I ve grown myself tastes better This book made me understand why the food tastes better, and why I like gardening so much The idea that we eat healthier when we have a closer connection to ou [...]

  48. Loved the book, some parts made me gag, some made me feel good about the smaller food chains in our country But living in a city can make it difficult to have access to local sustainable or organic foods, while at the same time it can make it easier However, every food item or edible food like substance I see, I am afraid to eat it because all I can think about is What did this orange go through to get to me Or that bag of peanuts Or the chicken that laid these eggs that s in my breakfast I can [...]

  49. This Review Has Spoilers Do Not Read If Want To Read An Unheard About Book YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.This book was about corn Corn, corn, corn coooooorrrrrrnnnnnnnn Everything, literally, was about corn Why corn is the most planted food in the states, the cows and chickens are fed this corn thing so chicken nuggets are corn wrapped in corn And also, the cows have been fed cow brains once I made a HUDGE mistake of reading that while eating meat COW MEAT Well, I don t mind corn eating cows But BRAIN ea [...]

  50. This is the best non fiction book I have read Also the best book I have read in YRC after The Fault in our Stars I really do not like non fiction books However this book was different I could give ten stars to this book if I could As i fliped the pages of this book i got and interested so i could not shut the book This book gave me interesting facts about food I was really surprised that a quarter of foods in the supermarket contains corn and the food I eat is contained with corn The interesti [...]

  51. This book topic was really unbelievable Nobody would trust that the book is totally about CORN But this book was CORN It was quite boring too, however, it was definitely new, interesting, and shocking The book had parts that gave knowledge about farming, organic, animal, and even hunting Nevertheless, the story about corn gave me the biggest impact First of all, the story of corn astonished me I did not know how much corn was contained in our food Not only in our food but everything surrounding [...]

  52. It s been a few years since I read the original Omnivore s Dilemma, and I had a somewhat difficult time pinpointing the differences between the two versions I think this version perhaps has illustrations and sidebars, and there are a few paragraphs at the end which speak specifically to teens It s still a challenging book, though, especially in content Pollan doesn t sugarcoat the industrial food system for young peoplewhich is probably a good thing This book is definitely for a mature reader [...]

  53. I am the great grandaughter of Joseph E Wing, the Alfalfa King who brought alfalfa from the west to the midwest His agricultuaral breakthroughs made our family farm, now run by my twin brother in its 5th generation, a thriving and prosperous way of life I don t think that Joe pictured the farm becoming one of the High fructose corn syrup factories that is has become Sadly, as this book illustrates all too well, most farms today just don t have a choice We grow very little alfalfa on the family f [...]

  54. A great book that makes you really think about where your food comes from, and where in agriculture our money goes, both taxes and grocery spending Without feeling like an agenda driven manifesto Pollan walks us through various food production systems from big agriculture, which makes thousands of foods nearly entirely out of corn, to big organic, to sustainable farm and hunting and gathering Thankfully friends of my family have read things like this before and helped us modify our diet I m look [...]

  55. 4.5 To be honest, I was a little scared to read this book, because I didn t want it to change my perspective of meat so drastically that I wouldn t ever want to eat it again Instead, it made me much conscious of how processed the food I was eating was, and where my meat was coming from what kind of a life it was living beforehand Despite the seemingly dull subject, this keep was incredibly captivating and interesting I really liked how present the author s voice was, and how he was learning abo [...]

  56. The day I started this, my mum went into the hospital with complications from the flu After spending all day by her bedside, the lovely doctor came in to tell us she d be released the next day, and that we could go home and pick her up in the am It was ten o clock at night, and after 8pm, I lose all ambition to utilize my kitchen So, I did what any number of people do, I went to McDonald s and bought dinner I came home and made quite a spectacle of myself slurping at my coke, munching down nugge [...]

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