The Omnivore 's Dilemma By Michael Pollan Essay

816 Words Apr 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, he writes about the journey that our food takes from the farm to our plates. The “omnivore’s dilemma” can be seen as humanity not thinking about everything that goes into making the foods that society enjoy, such as corn-based products. Our agriculture business produces tons of corn every year and corn is an important part of our society. His book is attempting to show the negative sides to the agriculture business that is in place today. Society has known for years that the current system is not a good system, yet it has not changed. If humanity decided to make a shift from where it is currently, it would involve time and effort. In the generation focused on convenience, a big change requiring time and effort will be something humans decide to push off so someone else can do it. This fact shows how humans care more about completing things quickly than the effect that their decisions have on other life forms, showing this issue stems from a point of selfishness and laziness in not wanting to change because it is not convenient for us individually. Corn is a large part of our diets from corn in its original form to corn in processed foods. Pollan says “So that 's us: processed corn, walking” (23). Most of the foods that people are eating everyday are processed foods. It is in the chicken nuggets and the Pop-Tarts and the sodas that humanity eats every day. Processed foods are quick, easy, and convenient so they can be eaten…

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