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The Omnivore's Dilemma

Knight Professor of Journalism Michael Pollan, discusses his new book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals," with Davia Nelson of NPR's The Kitchen Sisters and co-author of "Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes & More". What should we have for dinner? According to Michael Pollan the answer may determine our survival as a species. Should we eat a fast-food hamburger? Something organic? Or perhaps something we hunt, gather, or grow ourselves? The omnivore's dilemma has returned with a vengeance, as the cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast-food outlet confronts us with a bewildering and treacherous food landscape. What's at stake in our eating choices is not only our own and our children's health, but the health of the environment that sustains life on earth. UC Berkeley, April 17, 2006. 1 hour, 27 minutes. View it with RealPlayer