This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Michael Pollan - This person is the author of the book; the story revolves around his own journeys attempting to follow the ingredients in his food from field to plate.
George Naylor - This person is a farmer near Churdan in Greene County, Iowa who owns 320 acres, which originally belonged to his family.
Fritz Haber - This person was the winner of the Nobel Prize in 1920 for improving the standards of agriculture and the well-being of mankind.
Earl - This person was the secretary of agriculture under President Nixon.
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