We’ve seen Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma coming. You could hear this train of a book whistling miles away. Pollan’s articles on the use of corn in Harper’s, New York Time’s Magazine, the Los Angeles Times were laying down the tracks.
Mother Jones is running a wonderful excerpt from Omnivore’s Dilemma, highlighting Pollan’s meeting of Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. Salatin has put his foot down, firmly in his land and said no to the government’s organic standards: “We never called ourselves organic – we call ourselves ‘beyond organic.’ Why dumb down to a lesser level than we are?”