Book Report On Omnivore's Dilemma By Michael Pollan

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The Omnivore's dilemma book report The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan is about the struggles that americans go through when choosing food. There are so many choices out there that at times it can be hard to tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy food. In the Novel Pollan goes on to say that oftentimes Americans pick whatever is easiest for them. People pick fast food over healthy and fresh food because it is quick and more available to them. Healthy food is also much more expensive than fast food like Mcdonalds so people who live in poverty or on a low salary are affected most by The risks of constantly eating processed or fast food. Pollan also states that today 21% of American teenagers are obese or overweight do to excessive …show more content…

He claims that most processed foods in supermarkets today can be traced back to corn as the main ingredient. Corn is the most common crop grown on industrial farms in the united states therefore most processed foods are made using corn. From chicken that is fattened using cornmeal, then fried in a vat of corn batter to Snickers and other candies that use High fructose corn syrup as one of their main ingredients. Factory and industrial farms today lack biodiversity due to there one crop system, and mass produce cattle in an effort to make money. Factory farms view animals as products and not as living creatures, therefore they do not care about the quality of life of these animals, they just care about making as much money as …show more content…

Pollan Suggests that the first thing we can do to start eating healthier is to learn where our food comes from and how it is made. Today we know that most food in our supermarkets travels an average of fifteen hundred miles before it reaches us. It is important to know if your food comes from local farms or huge factory farms that are thousands of miles away. We can also eat healthier by reading the labels and nutrition facts on the packaging before we buy it or eat it. It is important to know how many calories and grams of fat a Product has. We also want to know if the product is made with lots of chemicals because dome of them can be toxic in large doses. These are all important statistics to know before you eat something even though they may take more time and effort. If we start cutting down on processed and fast food and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats, our bodies will be in better shape, and we will overall feel better and a lot less

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