Pollan tracks the origins of four meals ranging from fast food to a meal provided through foraging and hunting. His point is to inform the reader of how little we know about what we put in our bodies, and how unbalanced our diets are due to the predominance of corn and grains in our diets.He brings to light the costs we pay in health and our government systems, noting that in the long term the convenience with which most of us eat is much more costly than if we paid more for our food in the first place and prepared it ourselves. At its base, the book addresses the question, What should we have for dinner? and explains how such a simple question has become extremely complicated. EXCELLENT BOOK. Pollan, trained as a journalist, writes beautifully.
By Michael Pollan