Omnivore's Dilemma: Chapter 11

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The book Omnivore's Dilemma is written based on the authors real life experiences in regards to meals. It is a recommended book for nutritionists especially. If you have read chapter 11 take this quiz and see what you can remember.


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  • 1. 
    Does Rosie, the free range chicken, have access to the outdoors?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

    • C. 

      Technically she does, after she is 5 weeks old. However, by that time, she has spent her entire life indoors, and doesn't even know to walk out the door.

  • 2. 
    Rosie is a special "Breed" of chicken. What is special about Rosie? Choose three.
    • A. 

      She was specifically bred for the industrial food chain

    • B. 

      She goes from birth to full grown chicken in 10 weeks.

    • C. 

      She goes from birth to full grown chicken in 7 weeks.

    • D. 

      Often, by the time she is bred, she has grown so rapidly that she is too big to walk.

  • 3. 
    Is organic food better for you?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Probably, but it hasn't been scientifically proven.

  • 4. 
    On p. 136, Pollan talks about "Eating Oil." Does he mean that we are literally eating oil?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      He means that it takes a lot of oil to transport the food

  • 5. 
    What are some of the advantages that the organic industrial food chain has over the non-organic industrial food chain? Choose 4.
    • A. 

      No pesticides entered farmworker's blood streams

    • B. 

      No nitrogen seeped into the watershed.

    • C. 

      No soils were poisoned

    • D. 

      No ice cream was eaten

    • E. 

      No small children were sacrificed

    • F. 

      No government subsidy checks were written.

  • 6. 
    Nonetheless, there are still a number of problems with the organic industrial food chain.  Choose three.
    • A. 

      Wages and working conditions for farmworkers are still pretty bad/

    • B. 

      The food still isn't as tasty as McDonald's.

    • C. 

      Organic factory farm chickens live only slightly better lives than non-organic factory farm chickens.

    • D. 

      "Organic" Cattle are still fed corn, and often do not spend any real time in a pasture.