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Short Assignment 4 - Eric Slover Eating Right Section 2...

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Eric Slover Eating Right Section 2 October 11, 2011 Short Assignment #4 The authors main argument is that food in general, is too expensive, under the circumstances of “social, environmental, public health, animal welfare, and gastronomic [views].” Michael Pollan is arguing for food prices to drop because some people in the United States are not able to afford some of the cheapest staples in the market. Food prices continue to rise and the amount of money in peoples pockets are shrinking. What Michael Pollan is really aiming for is for an organic plant-based diet that is morally sound, spiritually empowering, and healthy for the body and planet earth. He wants everyone to change to an organic planet-based diet because it is not a hardship or great sacrifice. The environment however, is most at risk. “The food system consumes more fossil fuel energy than we can count on in the future (about a fifth of the total American use of such energy) and emits more greenhouse gas than we can afford to emit,
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