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‘The American Way of Eating’ by Tracie McMillan

By Katie Bacon


The Boston Globe • Feb. 22, 2012

With the rise of farmers’ markets and community-supported agriculture, and books like Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma’’ and Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,’’ the drumbeat that people should be eating healthily, locally, and sustainably has gotten louder and more insistent. “The American Way of Eating’’ is Tracie McMillan’s riposte to the argument that Americans need to eat better. Of course we should – and most want to, she writes. But how can we? What are the hurdles facing us?

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