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Michael Pollan
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Michael Pollan is the author of the book, which revolves around his own journeys attempting to follow the ingredients in his food from field to plate. Pollan is a journalist, who in this book seeks to follow the three basic food chains in use today: those of the industrial, the organic, and the hunted and gathered. Pollan is not a scientist, so he is able to bring humor, education, and insight to his work, and is able to explain, in detail, all he experiences without overwhelming the reader. Pollan actively pursues answers in his quest as he helps harvest and deliver the corn that eventually ends up as much of his industrialized meal at a McDonalds. He helps another farmer move cattle for grazing, as well as participates in the killing and processing of organic chickens at Polyface Farm. He then uses the goods he helped...

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