The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Michael Pollan
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Chapter Abstracts

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 Wallerstein.

* Pollan took...

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