Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, has caused quite a stir among those in the food industry. In this documentary watch Tom Colicchio (chef and restauranteur), Jennifer Pelka (managing editor of Gilt Taste), Dan Barber (chef and co-owner of Blue Hill Restaurants) Kalie Lee (food writer), and Crazy Legs Conti (competitive eater) as they discuss the impact this book has had on the way they look at food.
Some are describing Pollan’s book as the best book about food politics that has been written in the last fifty years. But the big question is where did the idea come from? Michael Pollan states that as a reporter it wasn’t until he came face to face with modern industrial farming that he realized that the majority of Americans really have no idea where the foods they eat are coming from.
Determined to educate the public, Michael Pollan wrote a book very much like a detective story that traces the origin of the foods we purchase at the supermarket and describes the state of food in America. Pollan’s book explores three different food chains: corn, grass, and the forest.
Experts say the book is driving people to pay attention to what they’re eating and to take necessary action.