Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, was released in early 2006. It is not scientific work. But in a novel way he tries to answer the question of what we should have for dinner. To find out, Pollan follows each of the food chains that sustain us -- industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves -- from the source to a final meal, and in the process develops his version of the American way of eating.
Science Versus the Media
Are you skeptical or gullible? Consider your official gage, probably your airport's thermometer. Are there more nearby runways, jet and auxiliary engines, roads and heated or cooled buildings, and automobiles since its installation? Has the road been widened, getting closer to the gage? Is there more soot on the snow and ice? How can CO2 rise while temperatures do not? On this site we will present both some answers and more questions.
This is not a scientific article. Instead it follows along somewhat with this thought from Amanda Radke in an article she wrote for BEEF Magazine. She wrote: Barry Sears, author of “The Zone Diet,” says there are three “visceral” things in life – religion, politics and nutrition. “They're all based on belief systems and none like to be challenged.” Many people contact us and they are highly critical of The Real Diet of Man because it doesn't literally follow scripture.
Safe Food Inc. is an alliance of associations that represent the livestock, meat, and poultry industries. Together, their members produce more than 90% of U.S. beef, pork, lamb, veal, turkey, and chicken. U.S. meat and poultry is among the safest, most abundant and most affordable anywhere in the world. That success was achieved through research, technology, and plain hard work. The members are large and small, urban and rural, old-world and modern cutting edge.
In no way can this movie be called science, but there was no other place to list Food, Inc. Because a lot of people believe the movie is gospel, it is listed. It claims it lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.
There is no compelling evidence of any harm arising from eating GMOs. Yet, opponents of GMOs are so sure that GMOs are dangerous that any study suggesting they are safe must have been funded by Monsanto, and any scientist pointing out the holes in their arguments must be an industry shill.
The movie starts with heart-warming scenes of an aerial view of beautiful crop lands, a man baling straw with old equipment, a man on horseback herding cattle on a mountain range, and a nifty red barn, its white-rail fences, surrounding green pastures, and fluffy white clouds floating by in the sky. Then as a mysterious voice drones on, the camera backs away and the scenes turn out to be posters in a supermarket.