Summary Of The Novel The Omnivore's Dilemma

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In the novel The Omnivore's Dilemma, author Micheal Pollan talks extensively about corn. He discusses the ecological, economical, and biological effects it has on humans and our environments. Most often, he brings up the shocking statistic that twenty-five percent of all supermarket items contain corn. Pollan steers away from taking a stance on this, but the strong voice in his writing shows the reader how he feels about corn's prevalence. He, rather obviously, thinks of it as a problem. Firstly, corn's ecological damage. To get a feel for the real thing, Pollan decided to spend a few days at a farm with a corn farmer named George Naylor, who has been farming his entire life, taking after his father and grandfather.
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