Read- (and View-) A-Likes for Omnivore’s Dilemma

omnivore's dilemmaHave you read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan yet? It’s the One Book One Community choice for this year for Prairie State and the surrounding community. Did you find it interesting or want to know more about the topic? Are you doing research on the topics in the book for a class? Check out our book display on The Food We Eat in the library. Here are some more resources related to The Omnivore’s Dilemma that are on campus or that you can get through Interlibrary Loan.

Food Inc. – A documentary about our nation’s food industry and quality control, with interviews of Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin, and Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation).

The Essential Agrarian Reader by Norman Wirzba – An e-book about the social, economic, and environmental aspects of agriculture.

Bringing it to the Table by Wendell Berry – An e-book by an author mentioned in The Omnivore’s Dilemma about sustainable agriculture, family farms, and local foods.

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan – How plants have become part of our lives, how we’ve benefited from them, and how plants benefit from us.

Also as e-books are Pollan’s other publications – Cooked, Food Rules, A Place of My Own, and The Omnivore’s Dilemma for Kids.

Lastly, some books you can borrow from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan are shown in the table below. Come on in and ask a librarian how to borrow books from other SWAN libraries!

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