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Author Topic: The Omnivore's Dilemma - great book!  (Read 750 times)
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« on: October 07, 2007, 06:49:06 PM »

By Michael Pollan.  Has anyone else read it?  I'm just about done, he's just shot his pig.  This book is so important to anyone who is interested in our food supply, and where we're headed with our 'industrial food'.  I highly recommend it.  Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007, 08:46:25 PM »

i haven't read the book, but i have been grazing in my garden for the last month.  nothing  but fruit, veggies, and meat.  other than one or two lunches with "the girls" no processed food.  dropped 5 pounds without even trying!  guess if we were eating the way we were supposed to, we wouldn't be fat  smiley.
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 09:12:53 PM »

How true, Kathy.  The omnivore's dilemma isn't eating meat, as I had originally thought when I started reading the book.  But I won't ruin it, if you get a chance, pick up a copy.  It's really about what we eat and what we feed what we eat - and it's fascinating (and disturbing). 
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 12:31:53 PM »

Ann, surely does sound like a book I would love to read.  I am writing this book and author into my book of "to dos", so I have it on hand.  We are pretty much self-sufficient here, as far as meat and vegies.

Ducks, we eat
Chicken, we eat
Eggs, we eat
Vegetables, we eat all winter, I am an avid food preserver

Unfortunately, we don't have a milk cow, cause we would be utilizing her products too, not to say that I am not thinking of it.  Between my sister and I (and any kids that wanna try out milking a cow), the bases would all be covered.  I love fresh cow's milk, and truly long for a day when we can have this in our hands (a little pun here).

Would love to get a couple of beefers too, we have the room, just the motivation to do so.

We had some venison the other night that my son-in-laws brother had shot recently.  I honestly could not have telled the difference between it and beef, not a single bit of game flavour at all, it was yummy.  If only my husband was a hunter.  Until then (and that will never happen), we will have to rely on the others that love to hunt and bring us these foods for our table.  Have a wonderful day, best of this great life.  Cindi
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