Thinking about eating.

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
- Michael Pollan in NYT magazine.

I'm reading The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan right now, thanks to the Farming Engineers. Josh has already finished it. I should have it done by this weekend. Review forthcoming. Really, really eye-opening- and I think we're going to make some changes to our home menu thanks to the book.

Anyone else read this? What was your reaction/response?

This will be the start of many more book reviews will hopefully appear here over the next few months, hopefully.


Josh said...

It's been in my Amazon Wish List for awhile, but I haven't read it yet. Glad to hear it's good.

Beth said...

I read this a few months ago and was quite taken aback at some of Pollan's descriptions concerning factory farming. It made me really think about the practices we support when we buy our chicken and beef at the grocery store. As Christians, I believe we should be good stewards of the earth we've been given, and factory farming is anything but good stewardship.

I really wish I could act on the knowledge. However, it's been very difficult to put into practice, since at this point we simply cannot afford to spend more on grass fed meats.

There were many other good points to the book, but that is just one thing that really struck me.

Lisa said...

Beth, you can always eat LESS meat if you need to be frugal in addition to caring about the planet. :-) We have meatless meals around here quite often, and I even once heard my husband say, "I was really hoping we'd have something with lentils in it some time soon!" There are so many wonderful things you can do with beans, lentils, split peas, moong dal, quinoa, bulgur, etc.. even the more exotic grains are much cheaper than meat!


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