Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thoughts on Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma [omni0mg]

Thoughts on The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan [omni0mg]

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Some random tidbits from this that I liked: 

* What is in common betw. the human & the roach ! 

* The overwhelming dominance of corn in the US. (Very white starch is what one gets when one removes all the protein from corn.)

* The need for nitrogen!

* Fungi on ground are only small part of a huge total organisms, which might stretch for miles. (These are primary degradative organisms, which tend to be most active at night.)