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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Michael Pollan
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Topics for Discussion

In the book, Pollan argues that of the three food chains he follows, only the organic chain is sustainable. Why is this? What reasons does he give? Why does he claim the others are not sustainable? Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Pollan discusses vegetarians in his book when he is discussing the ethics of eating animals. He brings up the AMC, or argument for marginal cases, and notes that, according to some such as Singer, we should treat animals as we treat humans because they are animals just as capable as some humans (such as infants and the mentally retarded). Do you agree with the statement or disagree? Why? What does Pollan eventually conclude about his own opinion of this argument? What are his reasons for his opinion?

Discuss the Omnivore Dilemma, as explained by Michael Pollan. What is the fundamental underlying problem for the omnivore...

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