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The Omnivore's Next Dilemma [electronic resource]

TED Conferences LLC
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Few writers approach their subjects with the rigor, passion, and perspective that's typical of Michael Pollan who convincingly argues that plants - even our own front lawns - have evolved to use us as much as we use them. New York Times Magazine contributor and author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, Pollan is known for his investigative stories about food, agriculture, and the environment. In this exciting TEDTalk, Pollan asks us to see the world from a plant's-eye view. "His writing - an engaging melange of travelogue, economic analysis, and sheer, tactile joy in the pleasures of food - has made him a favorite among the foodie and enviro crowds alike," says Grist.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
18 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on May 03, 2012.
Contents
  • Speaking for Nature (5:25)
  • Humans In the Fabric of Life (4:06)
  • Permaculture from an Animal Perspective (4:59)
  • Beyond Organic Culture (2:37)
  • Credits: The Omnivore's Next Dilemma (0:01)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2008.
Publisher no.
48341 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (18 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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