The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals - Michael Pollan A book that changed my opinion on what I should be eating but also made me depressed that corporations and the government control so much of what we eat, even if it is to the detriment of the animals, the environment, and our health. Pollan demonstrated how every bite we take is a political statement. In this election year where so many voters feel disillusioned and doubt the merits of either candidate, it is powerful to know that we can likely cause more political change simply by our eating choices. Although I appreciated this novel's critical scope, I found Pollan's writing to be self-indulgent at times. In particular, the final section on hunting and gathering was too focused on Pollan's personal struggles in shooting a boar or finding mushrooms or cooking a meal. I was tempted to skim at times because it was just so uninteresting and irrelevant to the purpose of the novel.