Discusses the irony of the fact that the U.S.A. is one of the most health obsessed nations in the world and also one of the most unhealthy nations in the world.
Analyzing three styles of meals; Industrialized (think McDonalds), Agricultural (grass fed-free range organic farms), and Hunter/Gatherer (admittedly unrealistic but provided for comparison purposes) the author determines that American’s suffer from not having a culturally defined and traditional relationship with food and that this causes the Omnivores Dilemma, i.e. “What should I eat?”
I really enjoyed reading this and feel like I’ve learned some valuable things. However, the last chapters on Hunting and Gathering were dull and hard to relate to. His conclusion was weak and I had the impression that at this point he was as ready to be done writting the book as I was to be done reading it. Great idea, but would have been better executed in 300 pages vs. 400.
3.5 out of 5 stars.