Friday, June 6, 2008


I bought Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" while I was in Penticton the other week. I have been reading it slowly ever since. What a powerful book! If you want to know what we eat, where it comes from and how it is processed - then is the book to read. I found it very informative and yet disturbing.

It has certainly opened my eyes to farming practices... idyllic pastoral fantasies are no longer harboured in my brain. I am approximately half way through the book and realize why I am growing a garden and will eventually raise some chickens, why my family tries to buy local, and why we buy organic.

Though I long wondered about the practice of organic produce farming on a huge scale and if it really is better than traditional farming, this book has answered a lot of my questions.

I found the book so interesting that while in Kennewick I also purchased his other book "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto".


2 comments:

mnultraguy said...

You may have read this already, but I really enjoyed Barbara Kingsolver's book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
http://www.amazon.com/Animal-Vegetable-Miracle-Year-Food/dp/0060852569/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213026224&sr=8-1
The greenhouse looks great and it is nice to have you back posting again.
Namaste,
The Quinces

the Bag Lady said...

Now you have me curious about the book - I'll have to see if I can find it around here!

Glad to have you back in blogland - from the look of things, you've been darned busy!!

Love the greenhouse - wish I'd had one earlier this week when we had an unexpected frost that toasted most of my tomatoes and some of my potatoes. Sigh.