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2013-2014: The Omnivore's Dilemma

2013-2014: The Omnivore's Dilemma

 

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The OneBook Project encourages the Cosumnes River College's entire campus and neighboring community to read and discuss a common book during each academic year.

The OneBook CRC selection for the 2013/2014 academic year is 
The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
Copies are available for checkout in the CRC Library or for purchase at the CRC College Store.

 


About the Book
Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, as the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore's Dilemma is changing the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.


Events from this OneBook selection

 
HOW TO MASTER THE 5 MINUTE FIT 
QUICKIES AND CARVE YOUR FIGURE WITH YOUR FORK!
March 4, 2014 
Hosted by Dr. Lani Muelrath
 
CALIFORNIA CAP AND TRADE PROGRAM 
BACKGROUND, THEORY, AND PRACTICE
February 27, 2014 
Hosted by Dr. Hoang Nguyen
 
  
CORN: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
February 7, 2014
Key Ideas From The Omnivore's Dilema
Hosted by Dr. Fred Deneke

 

 
THE EDUCATIONAL OMNIVORE
February 5, 2014
The California Community College Student's Dilemma
Hosted by Dr. Rick Schubert
 
AGRICULTURE, THE ENVIRONMENT AND US
November 7, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Edwin D. Fagin
 
THE STARCH SOLUTION
October 23, 2013
Special Guest Lecture
by Dr. John McDougall
 

MORE INFORMATION ON THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA

View our OneBook Poster for information!
Brief summary of the book!
Michael Pollan's website
Visit our Omnivore's Dilemma Resource Guide
GMO Myths and Truths (report)
To peak your reading interest...take a look at this brief summary of the book!
Find this printable Teacher's Guide with summary and reading comprehension questions for each chapter!
Find lots of nutrition information at Kaiser Permanente's nutrition website!
View a video presentation of CRC's Professor Jeanne Edman's lecture on Food and Body Image.

 


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