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

A national bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us--whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed--he develops a portrait of the American way of eating.

The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet.

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Penguin, New York, 2016
468 oldal · ISBN: 9781101147177 · ASIN: B000SEIDR0
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Penguin, London, 2006
468 oldal · ASIN: B000SEIDR0
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Bloomsbury, New York, 2006
436 oldal · ISBN: 9780747586838

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„Négy étkezés története” – abból is a részletes fajta, úgy száz oldal / meal. Mint egy jó „commedia”, a szörnyűségektől tart az utolsó vacsoraaszal mennybéli boldogsága felé. Nem meglepő módon az a végkövetkeztetése, hogy sem a legaggasztóbb (a kőolajon és kukoricán alapuló nagyüzemi kajatermelés és gyorséttermi betermelés), sem a legromantikusabb (s.k. lőtt vaddisznó, hajnalban gyűjtött gomba, szomszédból átnyúló ágakról szedett cseresznye) nem hosszú távon fenntartható módja az élelmeink beszerzésének. Éljen az arany középút, a bio, a helyi termelők, a fifikás „fűfarmerek”, a helyi sajátosságokhoz igazodó mezőgazdaság. Az a legjobb a könyvben, hogy Pollan nem akarja megmondani a tutit, és csak a szükséges mértékben ijeszteget, viszont utánanézett egy csomó dolognak, amit csak tudott, személyesen is kipróbált, és rengeteg érdekességet sűrített a könyvbe mezőgazdaságról, állatokról, növényekről, ökológiáról – és rólunk (azaz főleg az amerikaiakról – de nagy része és a lényeg azért általánosságban is megállja a helyét). Eating will never be the same again.

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Historically, national cuisines have been remarkably stable, and resistant to change, which is why the immigrant's refrigerator is the very last place to look for signs of assimilation.

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„Organic” on the label conjures up a rich narrative, even if it is the consumer who fills in most of the details, supplying the hero (American Family Farmer), the villain (Agribusinessman), and the literary genre, which I've come to think of as Supermarket Pastoral. By now we may know better than to believe this too simple story, but not much better, and the grocery store poets do everything they can to encourage us in our willing suspension of disbelief.

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Acting on the ecological premise that everything's connected to everything else, the early organic movement sought to establish not just an alternative mode of production (the chemical-free farms), but an alternative system of distribution (the anticapitalist food co-ops), and even an alternative mode of consumption (the "countercuisine").

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Part of the appeal of hamburgers and nuggets is that their boneless abstractions allow us to forget we're eating animals.

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Steer number 534 spent his first six months in these lush pastures alongside his mother, 9534. The number signifies she was the thirty-fourth cow born in 1995; since none of her male offspring stick around long enough to meet, they're all named 534. His father was a registered Angus by the name of Gar Precision 1680, a bull distinguished by the size and marbling of his offspring's rib eye steaks. Gar Precision's only contact with 9534 came by way of a fifteen-dollar mail-order straw of his semen.

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In general, experiences that banish irony are much better for living than for writing.

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The dream of liberating food from nature is as old as eating. People began processing food to keep nature from taking it back: What is spoilage, after all, if not nature, operating through her proxy microorganisms, repossessing our hard-won lunch? So we learned to salt and dry and cure and pickle in the first age of food processing, and to can, freeze, and vacuum-pack in the second.

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1980. That was the year corn first became an ingredient in Coca-Cola. By 1984, Coca-Cola and Pepsi had switched over entirely from sugar to high-fructose corn syrup. Why? Because HFCS was a few cents cheaper than sugar (thanks in part to tariffs on imported sugarcane secured by the corn refiners) and consumers didn't seem to notice the substitution.

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