This book isn't meant to scare you, but to enlighten you.
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There's an extremely short list of books I've ever read that have changed my life irrevocably. 'Photoshop for Dummies' helped define a career path that I'm still on today, some 20 years after I read it. 'Eat Food, Mostly Plants, Not Too Much,' has changed the way I view the endeavor of sustenance permanently. There is so much wisdom in this short book I wouldn't know where to begin. Suffice to say, that if you wish to live a longer, healthier, and an eminently more satisfying life. This book is a must-read. Bravo!
I was first introduced to the idea of CSAs and Wendell Berry when I took a course at Penn State University by an amazing professor Madhu Prakash. After the course, I made a commitment to connect more with eating. I joined a CSA and now I am educating myself and my family about the history of food...and what are we really eating? This book was an excellent read that I could easily understand. I will now have to buy a hard copy just so I can have others read it!
Great information but not an easy read.
Excellent book. Gets repetitive at times in the first half but is reasonable. The premise itself that food is greater than the sum of it's parts is well expounded and leaves it to the reader to act and continue reading, rather than being and anti-nutritionist manifest... Most of the time.
This book introduced me to some ideas about food that I never would have thought about on my own. It certainly helps to get the backstory on how the food industry's desire for more money has inspired misinformation on nutrition related topics to United States inhabitants over the years. I plan to put many of the author's ideas in to practice.
I am consistently impressed with Pollan's work. His points are substantial and backed with simple and easy to understand facts and opinions. Once again, he has taken the complex issue of the evolution of food and the idea of modern nutrition back to the very basics, and made this accessible to all.
Deals in common sense mainly, but sometimes it takes a book like this to make you stop and think a little more. Excellent read!