The Omnivore’s Dilemma


Michael Pollan

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Bev Eggleston Character Analysis

The food marketer who works with Joel Salatin, selling foods from Polyface Farms to local farmers’ markets. He argues to Michael Pollan that most food prices do not reflect the true cost of food, which is unfair to growers like Salatin. This makes Pollan think about the ways in which we value food.
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Bev Eggleston Character Timeline in The Omnivore’s Dilemma

The timeline below shows where the character Bev Eggleston appears in The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 13: The Market: "Greetings from the Non-Barcode People"
Efficiency and Utility Theme Icon
 Pollan meets Bev Eggleston, a farmer who is trying to open an ethical meat processing meat factory but... (full context)
Interconnectedness Theme Icon
...not designed to be efficient; they’re designed to produce a unique, desirable product. Joel and Bev have come to believe that artisanal and industrial can’t be mixed, since their aims are... (full context)