The Omnivore’s Dilemma

by

Michael Pollan

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma Symbols

Corn

As the most ubiquitous ingredient in processed foods, and the basis of the food chain for all industrially-raised meats and animal products in America, corn symbolizes the absurdity of the industrial food system. Michael Pollan

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Grass

Grass symbolizes the natural order of the agricultural food chain, as it is the food that cows have evolved over thousands of years to eat. Grass farming thus provides an example of an agricultural system…

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