Introduction and Chapter 1
• Omnivores faced the dilemma of being able to eat anything, but then had troubles making the right choices for health.
• America lacked a food culture.
• Pollan wanted to discover exactly what people were eating and where it came from.
Chapter Two through Chapter Four
• Pollan visited George Naylor to find out more about his farm.
• Pollan learned about corn and soybeans.
• The push for corn led to the industrialization of animal farms.
• Butz was the one who pushed farmers to grow as much corn as possible.
Chapter Five through Chapter Seven
• Pollan noted that most of the corn that people eat is not in its original form.
• Pollan visited a development lab for General Mills.
• In the 19th century, Americans were drinking a lot of alcohol due to a surplus of corn on the market.
• Supersizing came from McDonald's board member, David...
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