Das Omnivoren-Dilemma

Wie sich die Industrie der Lebensmittel bemächtigte und warum Essen so kompliziert wurde

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641119804

Category: Cooking

Page: 608

View: 2241

Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.
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Kochen

Eine Naturgeschichte der Transformation

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888979897

Category: Cooking

Page: 524

View: 4090

Wie kommen wir in unserem täglichen Leben zu einem tieferen Verständnis der Natur und der besonderen Rolle unserer Spezies darin? Am besten geht man dazu einfach in die Küche, meint Michael Pollan. Und das tut er in seinem neuen, aufregenden Buch "Kochen" und vermisst das Terrain der Küche auf ungewohnte Weise. Pollan beschäftigt sich mit den vier klassischen Elementen – Feuer, Wasser, Luft und Erde –, die das, was die Natur uns liefert, in köstliches Essen und Trinken verwandeln, und geht selbst noch einmal in die Lehre: Bei einem Barbecue-Meister lernt er die Magie des Feuers kennen; ein Chez-Panisse-Koch weist ihn in die Kunst des Schmorens ein; ein Bäcker bringt ihm bei, wie Mehl und Wasser durch Luft in duftendes Brot verwandelt werden; und die 'Fermentos', eine Gruppe verrückter Genies, zu denen ein Brauer und ein Käser gehören, zeigen ihm, wie Pilze und Bakterien eine erstaunliche Alchemie zustande bringen. In all diesen Verwandlungsprozessen nehmen die Köche eine besondere Position ein: die zwischen Natur und Kultur. Mit Pollan lernen auch die Leser, wie uns das Kochen verbindet:?mit Pflanzen und Tieren, mit der Erde und den Bauern, unserer Geschichte und Kultur und natürlich mit den Menschen, mit denen und für die wir kochen. Wenn wir die Freude am Kochen zurückgewinnen, das ist das Fazit dieses wunderbaren Buchs, öffnet sich die Tür zu einem reicheren Leben.
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Weil ich ein Dicker bin

Szenen eines Lebensgefühls

Author: Bertram Eisenhauer

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641156513

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 5015

Was das Dicksein mit der Seele macht »Bike collapses under German fat man!« Das ein solches Youtube-Video 1,2 Millionen Aufrufe finden könnte, ist nur einer der Albträume von Bertram Eisenhauer. Denn er ist nicht dick. Er ist 6XL-dick. Und so ist sein Vorsatz abzunehmen kein banaler Diätplan. Es ist der kühne Entschluss, nach Jahrzehnten als »Fetter« ins Leben mit den anderen zurückzukehren. Denn Fettsein ist viel mehr als Übergewicht, es ist ein Verlust an fast allem, was man Leben nennt – von Zungenküssen über Sonnenuntergänge bis zu eigenen Kindern. Und deshalb ist Abnehmen auch viel mehr als Ernährungsumstellung und Sport. Es fordert die Auseinandersetzung mit der eigenen Geschichte. Unverblümt geht Eisenhauer seiner Langzeitfettleibigkeit auf den Grund. Er begegnet dem Dicken im Kopf, der schon als Kind lernt: Wer dich liebt, der gibt dir zu essen. Und er erkennt, dass Hunger für ein Gefühl steht, für eine Sehnsucht und einen Schmerz, und dass Essen nur ein Sanitäter in der Not ist.
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Die Zukunft

Sechs Kräfte, die unsere Welt verändern

Author: Al Gore

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641129222

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 3378

Al Gore, der ehemalige Vizepräsident der USA, Friedensnobelpreisträger und Bestsellerautor, wagt in seinem neuen Buch einen Blick in die Zukunft. Er identifiziert diejenigen Kräfte, die unser Leben in den kommenden Jahrzehnten am stärksten verändern werden, und zeichnet so ein beeindruckend detailliertes Bild der Welt von morgen. Denn, so Gore, nur wem es gelingt, die Chancen und Risiken der Zukunft zu erkennen, kann sie auch gestalten. Wir leben in einer Zeit umwälzender Veränderungen. Aus der Vielzahl der Kräfte, die unsere Welt formen, greift Al Gore diejenigen heraus, die unsere Zukunft am radikalsten prägen werden: Neben der weiter zunehmenden Globalisierung der Wirtschaft sind das die Verschiebung der geopolitischen Machtverhältnisse, eine fehlgeleitete, allein auf Wachstum ausgerichtete Wirtschaftspolitik, der nicht nachhaltige Umgang mit unserer Umwelt und unseren Ressourcen sowie die Revolutionen in der digitalen Kommunikation, in der Biotechnik, den Neurowissenschaften und der Gentechnik. Inwiefern wir diese Entwicklungen gewinnbringend nutzen können und ab wann sie für uns zum Risiko werden, das debattiert Gore in seinem neuen, umfassenden Bestseller über unsere Zukunft.
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Lonely Planet Reiseführer San Francisco

Author: N.A

Publisher: Mair Dumont DE

ISBN: 3575445583

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 5529

Lonely Planet E-Book San Francisco Lonely Planet E-Books sind besonders praktisch für unterwegs und sparen Gewicht im Reisegepäck! E-Book basiert auf: 1. Auflage 2018 Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Autoren geben sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Und auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Für jedes Reiseziel gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten und einem Farbkapitel zu den Top-Highlights. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben, liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen und macht Lust auf Land und Leute. Ob Backpacker, Pauschalreisender oder 5-Sterne-Tourist - mit dem Lonely Planet im auf dem Tablet oder Smartphone sind Sie bestens gerüstet. Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch Lesezeichen und Notizen... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!
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Der gastrosexuelle Mann

Kochen als Leidenschaft

Author: Carsten Otte

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593424908

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7042

Neue Männer hat das Land Und die liegen samstags nicht mehr unterm Auto, sondern stehen in der Küche. "Gastrosexualität" - ist das was Schlimmes? Etwas Verbotenes? - Im Gegenteil: Es ist eine neue Leidenschaft! Und die gehört zu einer neuen Spezies: dem gastrosexuellen Mann. Der Gastrosexuelle denkt immer nur an das eine: Kochen. Er investiert in ausgefallenstes Kochwerkzeug, kennt die exakte Sous-vide-Gartemperatur von Rindfleisch und macht aus jedem Amuse-Gueule ein wahres Vorspiel. Neue Männer, neue Geräte, neues Buch Die Leidenschaft des gastrosexuellen Mannes erwacht nicht unterm Auto, sondern in der Küche. Carsten Otte - selbst betroffen - erklärt in seinem so schonungslosen wie humorvollen Porträt, was die neue, sich schnell vermehrende Spezies ausmacht. Er zeigt, was den Gastrosexuellen in Wallung bringt und wie er die Küche zum Schlachtfeld der Selbstinszenierung macht. Otte weiß, warum Espressophilosophen und Texturenjunkies dazugehören - Wochenendgriller aber keinesfalls. Klar ist: Wenn "Mann" in der Küche entflammt und seine neue Geliebte die Eismaschine ist, ändert sich das Leben der Angehörigen. Doch keine Angst, diese neue Leidenschaft hat schmackhafte Vorteile für alle Beteiligten! "Der gastrosexuelle Mann" ist ein Buch ... - ... für Frauen, die wissen wollen, warum sich immer mehr Männer eine ausgefallene Küchenmaschine oder einen Kurs beim Schlachter wünschen. - ... für Männer, die sich fragen, ob sie auch zur neuen Spezies gehören, weil sie sich eher für die Textur eines Sorbets interessieren als für die neue Handcreme der Liebsten. - ... für alle, die hinter die erotischen Geheimnisse der neuen Männer kommen wollen. - ... nicht nur für Gastrosexuelle. "Der gastrosexuelle Mann": Lecker, sinnlich und voller Humor!
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The Omnivore's Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101147172

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 579

One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Summary and Analysis of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals 1

Based on the Book by Michael Pollan

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504044843

Category: Science

Page: 30

View: 4134

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Omnivore’s Dilemma tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Michael Pollan’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Omnivore’s Dilemma includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan: In the perennial bestseller The Omnivore’s Dilemma, acclaimed journalist Michael Pollan not only reports back from the frontlines of America’s dysfunctional food industry, but gets down and dirty with the scrappy farmers and foragers who have decided to “opt out” of the industrial food chain. Informative, entertaining, and often alarming, The Omnivore’s Dilemma examines dietary trends, the origins of what we eat, and the impact of our food choices on the environment and our health, and sheds desperately needed light on the saying “you are what you eat.” The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
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Quicklet on Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma

Author: Lily McNeil

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614641811

Category: Study Aids

Page: 46

View: 9469

Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Michael Pollan is an author, journalist and a professor of science and environmental journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written many books, articles and essays on the American food system and sustainable agriculture. He is also the author of “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual,” “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto,” “The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World,” “A Place of My Own,” and “Second Nature.” Pollan is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards, including the James Beard Award for best magazine series in 2003, and the Reuters-I.U.C.N. 2000 Global Award for Environmental Journalism. Pollan has served as executive editor of Harper's Magazine, and his articles appear in the “Best American Science Writing,” “Best American Essays” and the “Norton Book of Nature Writing” anthologies. “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” first published in 2006, was named 1 of the 10 best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review. It won the James Beard Book Award for Writing on Food, and in 2007 was a finalist of the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book can be found in hardback, paperback and e-book editions, as well as audiobook. There is also a young readers edition available. The documentary film, “Food, Inc.” is partially based upon this book. Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. CHAPTER OUTLINE TABLE OF CONTENTS - About the Book - About the Author - Overall Summary - Chapter-by-Chapter Summary - List of Important People - Key Terms and Definitions - Interesting Related Facts - Sources and Additional Reading
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The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Secrets Behind What You Eat

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442098459

Category: Food chains (Ecology)

Page: N.A

View: 2809

Delves into facts about food, life expectancy as it relates to consumption, and global health implications resulting from food choices made by people around the world, encouraging readers to consider their food choices and eating habits.
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Critical Animal Studies

Thinking the Unthinkable

Author: John Sorenson

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551305631

Category: Animal rights

Page: 346

View: 1124

Engaging and passionate, this contemporary work provokes new ways of thinking about animal-human interaction. A cutting-edge volume of original essays, Critical Animal Studies examines our exploitation and commodification of non-human animals. By inquiring into the contradictions that have shaped our understanding of animals, the contributors of this collection have set out to question the systemic oppression inherent in our treatment of animals. The collection closes with a thoughtful consideration of some of the complexities of activism, as well as a discussion of how to further the progress of animal rights. Analyzing economic, ethical, historical, and sociological aspects of human-animal relations, this interdisciplinary volume is a must-read for all upper-level students in animal studies, critical animal studies, animals and society, and anthrozoology courses. Features: draws together contributions from some of the most active and committed individuals advancing the field of critical animal studies takes a revolutionary approach to mainstream animal studies by advocating for justice from a politically progressive, abolitionist perspective supports curricular objectives of animal studies courses by encouraging students to critically analyze the shifting roles of animals in contemporary Western society and their consequences
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Humans in Nature

The World As We Find It and the World As We Create It

Author: Gregory E. Kaebnick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199347239

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 2031

Contemporary debates over issues as wide-ranging as the protection of wildernesses and endangered species, the spread of genetically modified organisms, the emergence of synthetic biology, and the advance of human enhancement, all of which seem to spin into deeper and more baffling questions with every change in the news cycle, often circle back to the same fundamental question: should there be limits to the human alteration of the natural world? A growing number of people view the human capacity to alter natural states of affairs -- from formerly wild spaces and things around us to crops and livestock to our own human nature -- as cause for moral alarm. That reaction raises a number of perplexing philosophical questions, however: Can we identify "natural" states of affairs at all? Does the idea of being morally concerned about the human relationship to nature make any sense? Should such a concern influence public policy and politics, or should government stay strenuously neutral on such matters? Through a study of moral debates about the environment, agricultural biotechnology, synthetic biology, and human enhancement, Gregory E. Kaebnick, a research scholar at The Hastings Center and editor of the Hastings Center Report, argues that concerns about the human alteration of nature can be legitimate and serious, but also that they are complex, contestable, and of limited political force. Kaebnick defends attempts to identify "natural" states of affairs by disentangling the nature/artifact distinction from metaphysical hoariness. Drawing on David Hume, he also defends moral standards for the human relationship to nature, arguing that they, and moral standards generally, should be understood as grounded in what Hume called the "passions." Yet what counts as "natural" can be delineated only roughly, he concludes, and moral standards for interaction with nature are less a matter of obligation than of ideals. Kaebnick also concludes, drawing on an interpretation of the liberal principle of neutrality, that government may support those standards but must be careful not to enforce them. Thus Kaebnick looks for a middle way on debates that have tended toward polarization. "As differences between nature and artifact become steadily less substantial, problems about preservation run to the core of how people can make sense of themselves, of each other, and of our shared world. Kaebnick's solutions are creative and compelling, theoretically elegant and politically practical. Providing distinctive ways forward, when much academic and policy discussion seems exhausted, his book demands wide attention. In return, it inspires hope." - James Nelson, Michigan State University
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Creation Care

Author: Christianity Today International

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418534137

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 4874

Each eight-week study is based on articles written by today's leading Christian authors and published by Christianity Today magazines. These remarkable studies foster deep, authentic, and relevant discussion that will challenge and grow any small group.
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U.S. Food Policy

Anthropology and Advocacy in the Public Interest

Author: Lisa Markowitz,John A. Brett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135759766

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 558

Inequity of control over food systems is a particularly insidious form of injustice. Collectively, the contributors to this volume posit that this inequity is rooted in power asymmetries in the U.S. food system and codified through U.S. food policies. This process puts the public at risk in the U.S. and, via trade and foreign aid policies, in the Global South. Inequities are manifest in the allocation of food and food-producing resources in favor of the wealthy, exploitation of the natural environment for short-term gain of private interests over long-term public ones, the framing of public discussion on food and food deprivation, and finally, the deflection of moral challenges posed by human rights to food.The contributors draw on long-term anthropological field research to examine these tensions and their on-the-ground outcomes in diverse cultural and national contexts. The authors’ insightful analyses span a wide variety of topics including dietary change, food insecurity, livestock production, and organic farming in the light of U.S. trade, food, labor, and agricultural policies and food assistance programs. The collection highlights the obstacles to, and the dilemmas and inconsistencies in, shaping policy in the public interest. This book was originally published as a special issue of Food & Foodways.
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Cooked

A Natural History of Transformation

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101605464

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 2755

**Now a docu-series streaming on Netflix, starring Pollan as he explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exectuve produces the four-part series based on Pollan's book, and each episode will focus on a different natural element: fire, water, air, and earth. ** In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan’s effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements. A North Carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire; a Chez Panisse–trained cook schools him in the art of braising; a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread; and finally, several mad-genius “fermentos” (a tribe that includes brewers, cheese makers, and all kinds of picklers) reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all. The reader learns alongside Pollan, but the lessons move beyond the practical to become an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships. Cooking, above all, connects us. The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends. In fact, Cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable. Reclaiming cooking as an act of enjoyment and self-reliance, learning to perform the magic of these everyday transformations, opens the door to a more nourishing life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology

How We Find Our Way to a Humane and Environmentally Sane Future

Author: Will Anderson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780998902

Category: Nature

Page: 478

View: 795

This is Hope compares the outcomes of two human ecologies; one is tragic, the other is full of promise. As Will explains in his Introduction, ‘Our human ecology is the expression of everything we do and is represented by every interaction we have on earth…it consists of the multitude of relationships we have with other people, other species, and our physical environment’. He describes our current human ecology in depth to illustrate how we are living inappropriately, cruelly, and unsustainably. This is obsolete and has been for a long time; it is the cause of our overpopulation, our overconsumption of resources, the poverty of ecosystems and people, and our disregard for the rights of individuals from other species. This is Hope proposes a new human ecology to replace it.
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Eating and Believing

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

Author: David Grumett,Rachel Muers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567577368

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 1466

What are the links between people's beliefs and the foods they choose to eat? In the modern Western world, dietary choices are a topic of ethical and political debate, but how can centuries of Christian thought and practice also inform them? And how do reasons for abstaining from particular foods in the modern world compare with earlier ones? This book will shed new light on modern vegetarianism and related forms of dietary choice by situating them in the context of historic Christian practice. It will show how the theological significance of embodied practice may be retrieved and reconceived in the present day. Food and diet is a neglected area of Christian theology, and Christianity is conspicuous among the modern world's religions in having few dietary rules or customs. Yet historically, food and the practices surrounding it have significantly shaped Christian lives and identities. This collection, prepared collaboratively, includes contributions on the relationship between Christian beliefs and food practices in specific historical contexts. It considers the relationship between eating and believing from non-Christian perspectives that have in turn shaped Christian attitudes and practices. It also examines ethical arguments about vegetarianism and their significance for emerging Christian theologies of food.
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