Summary Of Michael Pollan The Omnivore's Dilemma

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan introduces 3 main topics; Industrial Corn, Pastoral Grass,and Personal The Forest. In these topics Pollan portrays in depth descriptions of each. Within these sections Pollan gets creative. He plays with words which leads up to using contradicting statements, along with blunt indirect comments towards people. The author exaggerates with definitions and describes grass is if it’s capable of being something else. Pollan goes deep into describing processes of slaughtering in gruesome detail, and he exaggerates the extent of preparing the meal more than it should. Pollan’s way of bringing this book together brings to light the different ways he goes about telling his view of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The beginning of this book starts with section one and brings the whole idea of the book front and center.

Section one is Pollan going on to talk about corn, its origin, including the world of processing. In this he talks about how food we eat somehow, comes from corn. Pollan uses a play on words to, use contradicting statements, along with blunt indirect comments towards people. Pollan tries to refer to the Americans who are continually gaining weight without directly calling them out specifically. On page 102 Pollan is criticizing them when saying:
You hear plenty of explanations for humanity’s expanding waistline, all of them plausible.
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