Published in 2006, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan stands at the forefront of a large-scale critique of food systems, the diet industry, and America’s relationship to food. While this book won’t tell you exactly what to eat to be healthy, Michael Pollan’s research, experience, and perspective will definitely bring into question everything you think you know about food, including what you’re eating and where it came from.
The Premise of The Omnivore’s Dilemma
In writing The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan set out to find an answer to a seemingly simple question: “What should we eat for dinner?” As it turns out, the answer to that question is not so simple. The answer requires not only looking at the health value of food, but examining the entire food chain and agricultural system from which our food comes.