The Omnivore's Dilemma Summary

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Michael Pollan (2006) informs in chapter six of The Omnivore’s Dilemma that in the early 1800’s the US was more or less known as the alcoholic republic. This was due to the inexpensiveness of corn whiskey. He informs that Americans would drink a half a pint a day and this then progressed to corn whiskey before breakfast, with lunch and along with dinner (100). Pollan further explains that the over production of corn continues and individuals are eating just as much today, as US residents drank in the early 1800, and with many of the same excuses, the cheap processing of corn (102). In part one of his book, Pollan explains that the American way of eating is costly to our health, soil and livestock. He explains that while corn is not the

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