J-School professor and Birdhouse user Michael Pollan has written a new book, The Ominvore’s Dilema: A Natural History of Four Meals:
In this groundbreaking book, one of Americaâ€™s most fascinating, original, and elegant writers turns his own omnivorous mind to the seemingly straightforward question of what we should have for dinner. To find out, Pollan follows each of the food chains that sustain usâ€”industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselvesâ€”from the source to a final meal, and in the process develops a definitive account of the American way of eating.
Pollan will be on NPR twice this week: Tuesday on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and Friday on Science Friday. Check your local listings for times.