Analysis Of The Omnivore 's Dilemma By Michael Pollan Essay

1005 Words Sep 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Corn is used in almost every steps of the food production, today. In the book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan shows us his points about how corn influence American culture and trying to help people to notice what they are eating. Pollan believes that corn occupies a huge part of human’s life because of the industrial food chain, which makes corn produce in a highly efficient way, and most of that corn comes from American Corn Belt. Corn is a crop which is highly used today, and there are many products contain the ingredients of corn. The economics status of the United States has been influenced by the production of the corn in various aspect, which leads the development of the American culture that plays an important role throughout the history, bring a great impact on American culture.
Nowadays, there are many corporations which benefit from corn gradually, providing a huge profits for them. The factories will apply various aspects of corn in order to fully utilize it. Pollan points that, “They provide the pesticide and fertilizer to the farmers; operate most of America’s grain elevators; broker and ship most of the exports; perform the wet and dry milling; feed the livestock and then slaughter the corn-fattened animals; distill the ethanol; and manufacture the high-fructose corn syrup and the numberless other fractions derived from number 2 filed corn” (63). Corn not only provides those food companies a chance to make profits from it, but also it accepts those…

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