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Michael Pollan
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"It is very much in the interest of the food industry to exacerbate our anxieties about what we eat, the better to then assuage them with new products."
Introduction, p. 5

"The Omnivore's Dilemma is about the three principle food chains that sustain us today: the industrial, the organic, and the hunter-gatherer. Different as they are, all three food chains are systems for doing more or less the same thing: linking us, through what we eat, to the fertility of the earth and the energy of the sun."
Introduction, p. 7

"The dual identity also made corn indispensable to the slave trade: Corn was both the currency traders used to pay for slaves in Africa and the food upon which slaves subsisted during their passage to America. Corn is the protocapitalist plant."
Chap. 1, p. 26

"Haber's story embodies the paradoxes of science: the double edge to our manipulations of nature, the good...

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