Farm Aid sends a big “RIGHT ON!” to the University of Pennsylvania
for choosing Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals to be assigned reading for incoming freshman as part of the Penn Reading Project. On the afternoon of Sunday, September 2, 2007, groups of first-year students and faculty leaders will join together to discuss the book as part of New Student Orientation for the Class of 2011. Way to encourage a generation to get back to their good food roots! If you haven’t picked it up yet, The Omnivore’s Dilemma traces four meals back to the places from which they come. It’s an illuminating (and sometimes terrifying) look at what we put in our mouths.
Look for it at your local bookseller or library.