In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

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  1. Glen Sonnabend

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    Omnivore's Dilemna was good. I heard this isn't as good, but still a decent read. I'll probably read it before the summer.
     
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    That anyone has to write a book called "In Defense Of Food" is a stunning and gloomy indictment of our times.
     
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    Pollan sums it up nicely with haiku-like brevity: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
     
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    I replied to that article:
    and here's a post I made in S&P:
    but.... with all the preaching about how livestock are full of antibiotics I wonder just how much stays in the meat that we actually eat.

    edit: sweet, I killed the thread.
     
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    Good posting. Thats really scary to read about.
     
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    Already read it. Worth the read. Interesting writing on the paradox of America's obsession with healthy eating and America's obesity problem.
     
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    Im curious to see what other people think about his philosophy. He seems to contradict people like John Berardi. Pollan claims that omega 3s and varios other things are overrated. Is eating not that much food and mostly plants actually healthier Berardis reccomendations?
     
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    wanted to bump this thread as I am halfway done the book, and just wanted to here other peoples thoughts on the book.
     
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    it's an interesting view on diet, of course, and it clearly makes sense to me.

    i feel as though it doesn't target body-builders and people trying to build mass as much as it does the average, somewhat out-of-shape American who reads about diet everywhere he/she can, but doesn't really change their habits. Or maybe try to and fail because they're all fads.

    he brings up a lot of good points, but it's just impossible for many people to abide by them; they're simply too expensive.

    interesting tidbit is that he lives across the street from my girlfriend.
     
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    The Botany of Desire should be the first one you read. It establishes a base for Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food.
     
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    Omnivores Dilemma is the hardest hitting I think. The whole corn thing was difficult to wrap my mind around.
     
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    Seriously, the prices for grass fed beef, a lot of seafood, etc is just killer right now.
     
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    Thanks, I'm going to check them out.
     
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    I just finished The Omnivore's Dilemma and thought it was very interesting, if a little slow at times. I'm going to read this book next, and I enjoyed that TC article about it. What is the Botany of Desire about? Thank you.
     

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