5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Book! Anyone who eats food they don't produce on their own, should read it, Mar 21 2013
This book is amazing. I recently graduated from University with a degree in Nutrition and though we spent a good amount of time studying policies, this book delved into the realism of the situation from a more consumer-friendly standpoint.
At one point in the book, I almost cried I felt so bad about the way my food is produced. This isn't what I'd call a bad thing, but I never realized that for every calorie in a boxed/bagged salad about 50 calories of fossil fuel is consumed getting it from farm to fork. So we're spending more energy than what we're getting from our food. Huge eye opener.
There are many great parts to this book and I really like Pollan's point of view. He doesn't seem to mix in a huge emotion so that you feel like you're reading somebody's opinion only. He stays quite neutral and explains who is benefiting from each type/realm of food production.
Overall, loving this book, will probably read again, recommend to friends, and definitely will read more of his books.