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Omnivore's Dilemma

In March, my students and I were exploring food choices, and The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollen. As part of this, they were required to keep a food journal for 3 weeks – documenting each meal through my Fitness Pal, and submitting it at the end with their own commentary or observations on choice, health etc. 152 more words

Mississippi

"The Omnivore's Dilemma: Industrial Corn", a Reflection on Part I

The first section of Pollan’s book was a read that I just couldn’t put down. His tenacity in his approach to his mission and commitment to relaying accurate and scientifically founded information just isn’t something that you come across as often as you would hope. 1,685 more words

Community

Small. Local. Organic. Misinformed.

I like food, probably a little too much. I also value good science and correct information.

There are lots of narrative threads when it comes to the story of food, and their themes have been changing over the last few decades. 845 more words

Biological

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

(Read 14/07/2016 – 26/08/2016)

I found out about this book a while ago whilst reading a number of articles on the food industry. I was always interested to read the book as I enjoy cooking food and like everyone love eating it! 1,145 more words

Just ask a bookseller!

We’re deep into tourist season, for which we’re grateful. Visitors from all points pass through our doors. We love hearing their impressions of this place, and are generally happy to answer the usual and not so usual questions we’re asked. 231 more words

Bookselling In The 21st Century