The organic Petaluma Poultry chicken that Michael Pollan follows from the farm to Whole Foods and cooks in his second meal. Purported to be free-range, Rosie and her fellow chickens live in an industrial shed with a tiny outdoor patch of land that they never use, exposing the false narratives behind many organic and free-range products in Whole Foods.
Rosie Character Timeline in The Omnivore’s Dilemma
The timeline below shows where the character Rosie appears in The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9: Big Organic
5. My Organic Industrial Meal. Pollan cooks a meal at home for his family: Rosie the organic chicken, along with some fresh organic vegetables sold by Cal-Organic farms—a large-scale operation... (full context)