Summary Of The Omnivore's Dilemma By Michael Pollan

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Which of Michael Pollan’s four food chains would best feed the U.S.? In “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan he mainly focuses on four food chains in which our foods come from and they are local sustainable,industrial organic, hunter-gatherer, and Industrial. Out of all four of these food chains local sustainable is the best for the U.S. because it protects the environment from harmful chemicals and grows its food organically without preservatives. Local sustainable protects the air around us from getting polluted like industrial farms do. Regular industrial farms cram there animals into tight spaces and leave their manure on the ground until it is necessary to clean up which is not disposing it properly causing toxic smells and chemicals…show more content…
They feel regular industrial farms are the best to feed the U.S. because it provides a quicker route to growing food and has a larger amount of food production. Over the years industrial farms have got bigger and better over time causing small local farms to go bigger also. With industrial farms we are able to grow crops way more faster multiplying the amount of crop production in a year. In a recent article by Enotes titled “Benefits of Industrial Agriculture” it states, “A modern form of agriculture which involves the industrialized production of livestock such as poultry and cattle, fish and crops. ... Techniques include planting multiple crops per year, increasing the use of fertilizers, plant growth regulators, and pesticides.” This shows how much and more food we are able to get due to the new technology and techniques that industrial farms are taking on. Another reason why industrial farms are better for the U.S. is because they are able to turn crop waste into electricity and other good uses. They take in and use lots of livestock waste causing it better in some type of way of getting rid of all the toxic waste. They came up with a better alternative on what to do with animal waste. For example in a article by “New Fashion Pork” it states, “ Farmers watch the evolution of crop prices and track thunderstorms on their smartphones. They use livestock waste to create electricity using anaerobic digesters, which convert manure to methane.” This shows not only with new technology they are able to track crop grow and other sorts but they are also able to turn aout livestock into something better than having it around for awhile. These are reasons why people may disagree with me and feel industrial farms are better to feed the
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