The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Short Essay - Answer Key

Michael Pollan
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Short Essay Questions Key

1. Why do humans have the problem of the omnivore's dilemma, according to Pollan?

Humans have the dilemma of being omnivores because they can eat and digest anything they choose.

2. What does the lack of a good culture in America cause among people?

People are more susceptible to any food fad that comes along because America lacks a food culture.

3. What are the three different parts of the food chain that Pollan follows in this book?

The three different parts of the food chain that Pollan follows in this book include the industrial, organic, and the hunter-gatherer chains.

4. What does Pollan point out is the start of any of the foods in the food chain, which came as a surprise to him?

Pollan was surprised to find out that corn was the starting point of nearly every food in the industrial food chain.

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