The Omnivore’s Dilemma


Michael Pollan

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Sir Albert Howard Character Analysis

An English agronomist who wrote influential treatises on agriculture, pointing out the complexity inherent in natural systems and the problems with reducing growth to a simple fertilizer formula in large-scale farming. He warned against the dangers of artificial fertilizer and, though he lost out, was influential to future organic farmers.
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Sir Albert Howard Character Timeline in The Omnivore’s Dilemma

The timeline below shows where the character Sir Albert Howard appears in The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9: Big Organic
Nature vs. Human Intervention Theme Icon a vice-president. When he was first starting out, Kahn relied on the writings of Sir Albert Howard , an English agronomist who warned against the dangers of artificial fertilizer in the 1940s.... (full context)