The anxiety of eating - Times Online
Review of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan:
The anxiety of eating: "Disease, obesity, tooth decay and countless other food related threats to our health, however, are only one aspect of the wider problem announced in the title of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma – just one of the matters at stake when we ask ourselves, 'Fats or carbs? Three square meals or continuous grazing? Raw or cooked? Organic or industrial? Veg or vegan? Meat or mock meat?'. The dilemmas of what, when and how we should eat, urges Pollan, constitute a 'big existential problem', for the way we eat represents nothing less than 'our most profound engagement with the natural world'."