in defense of food
What is the obvious problem that is being overlooked with respect to diet that Pollan discusses the second session of Part 2 titled “The Elephant in the Room”?
Do the issues presented in part 2 of IDF affect your life? How sodirectly,on a daily basis, or more generally? Now or sometime in the future?
What evidence does the author use to support the book’s ideas? Is the evidence convincing…definitive or…speculative? Does the author depend on personal opinion, observation, and assessment? Or is the evidence factualbased on science, statistics, historical documents, or quotations from (credible) experts?
What kind of language does the author use? Is it objective and dispassionate? Or passionate and earnest? Is it biased, inflammatory, sarcastic? Does the language help or undercut the author’s premise?
What are the implications for the future? Are there long- or short-term consequences to the issues raised in the book? Are they positive or negative…affirming or frightening?
Talk about specific passagesthat struck you as significantor interesting, profound, amusing, illuminating, disturbing, sad…? What was memorable?