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  • Published: 4 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780803735002
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat: Young Reader 's Edition


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It's time to become a food detective! 'What's for dinner?' seems like a simple question. But do you really know . . .

It's time to become a food detective!

'What's for dinner?' seems like a simple question. But do you really know . . .

'What happens to a field of potatoes destined to become french fries . . . or

In how many disguises corn sneaks into your food? (Hint: It's in your soda, your burger, and that Twinkie!)

Do you know what that 'organic' sticker on your banana actually means . . . or

Where the chicken in your nugget grew up?

Do you know the secrets behind what you eat?

In this book, you'll go undercover at the supermarket. You'll delve behind the scenes of your dinner, and by the time you've digested the last page you'll have put together the fascinating (and sometimes disturbing) puzzle of what's on your plate and how it got there.

This young readers edition of Michael Pollan's bestseller The Omnivore's Dilemma includes a brand-new introduction and afterword, an exclusive author Q & A, and a variety of fresh visual 'evidence.'

  • Pub date: 4 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780803735002
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is the author of five previous books, including In Defence of Food, a number one New York Times bestseller, and The Omnivore's Dilemma, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. Both books won the James Beard Award. A long-time contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he is also the Knight Profes­sor of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

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