Grass

The second section of Omnivore’s Dilemma focuses on primarily two concepts, grass and organic.  This section Michael Pollan travels to Virginia to visit Polyface Farm to investigate organic practices.  He discovers that the root to the working of the farm is growing grass correctly, which then supports the whole farm.  Pollan then analyzes the argument between what is organic, is it a process or a product?  It is evident that Polyface is an organic farm, not only because they do not use chemicals, but because it is a sustainable farm.  This is in contrast to agribusiness growing organic products on a massive scale, which is not sustainable.  Which is the future of organic?  Pollan argues that the concept or organics has been adopted by agribusiness and has been exploited for profit since the 1970s.