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  Michael Pollan - The Omnivore's Dilemma
The omnivore’s dilemma has returned with a vengeance, as the cornucopia of the modern American supermarket and fast-food outlet confronts us with a bewildering and treacherous food landscape.
In this groundbreaking book, one of America’s most fascinating, original, and elegant writers turns his own omnivorous mind to the seemingly straightforward question of what we should have for dinner.
To find out, Pollan follows each of the food chains that sustain us—industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves—from the source to a final meal, and in the process develops a definitive account of the American way of eating.
www.michaelpollan.com /omnivore.php   (658 words)

  Omnivore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An omnivore (from Latin: omnis all; vorare to devour) is an animal that eats both plants and meat.
Omnivores lack the specialist behaviour of carnivores and herbivores, searching widely for food sources, and are thus better able to withstand changes within their ecological niche.
The digestive systems of omnivores reflect their versatility: they are able to digest the cellulose of plants in the manner of herbivores but also readily assimilate protein and other nutrients from meat [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Omnivore   (199 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - omnivore
Omnivore, an animal that eats both animal flesh and vegetable matter.
The term omnivore indicates similarities in the behavior and physiology of...
The primate order includes a handful of species that live entirely on meat (carnivores) and also a few that are strict vegetarians (herbivores), but...
ca.encarta.msn.com /omnivore.html   (99 words)

 Humans are Omnivores -- The Vegetarian Resource Group
In fact we are omnivores, capable of either eating meat or plant foods.
The key category in the discussion of human diet is omnivores, which are defined as generalized feeders, with neither carnivore nor herbivore specializations for acquiring or processing food, and who are capable of consuming and do consume both animal protein and vegetation.
The short canines in humans are a functional consequence of the enlarged cranium and associated reduction of the size of the jaws.
www.vrg.org /nutshell/omni.htm   (1109 words)

 Sappho's Breathing: The ethical omnivore
An ethical omnivore is someone who eats animals as well as plants, with the qualification that the food be humanely raised and not endangered.
The word omnivore in the scientific sense means something that eats both meat and vegetables in relatively equal proportions, but the word omni implies everything.
For example, if an omnivore weren't careful enough in being aware about the relative abundance of certain foods, than continuing to eat it could lead to one or even many species' extinction.
www.sapphosbreathing.com /archives/000032.html   (1124 words)

 The Comparative Anatomy of Eating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While most humans are clearly “behavioral” omnivores, the question still remains as to whether humans are anatomically suited for a diet that includes animal as well as plant foods.
Thus, an omnivore might be expected to be a carnivore which shows some gastrointestinal tract adaptations to an herbivorous diet.
Thus, from comparing the gastrointestinal tract of humans to that of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores we must conclude that humankind's GI tract is designed for a purely plant-food diet.
www.vegsource.com /veg_faq/comparative.htm   (2742 words)

 Search Results for "Omnivore"
Human beings and bears, for instance, are omnivores.
From New Latin Omnivora, omnivores, from neuter pl. of Latin omnivorus, omnivorous.
...term herbivore refers to animals whose diets consist wholly or largely of plant matter; omnivore refers to animals that eat both animal and plant matter.
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Omnivore   (152 words)

 Gut Morphology--Conclusion / Clarifying 'Omnivore' vs 'Faunivore'
The most common usage of the term omnivore is to indicate an animal that includes foods from more than one trophic level in its diet, which is usually interpreted to mean an animal that eats both plant and animal foods.
Milton [1987] goes on to note that the term omnivore is vague as there is substantial variability in the foods omnivores eat, and the term is not linked to gut morphology.
Hence the meaning of a statment like "chimps are omnivores" or "humans are omnivores" is clear, i.e., the natural diet of humans and chimps includes both animal and plant foods.
www.beyondveg.com /billings-t/comp-anat/comp-anat-6e.shtml   (3973 words)

 What is an omnivore?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some omnivores will hunt and eat their food, like carnivores, eating herbivores and other omnivores.
Unlike herbivores, omnivores can't digest some of the substances in grains or other plants that do not produce fruit.
Some of the insect omnivores in this simulation are pollinators, which are very important to the life cycle of some kinds of plants.
www.qrg.northwestern.edu /projects/marssim/simhtml/info/whats-an-omnivore.html   (104 words)

 Carnivore/ Omnivore Surveillance Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wildlife species selected for inclusion in the study (which is ongoing) are those carnivorous or omnivorous mammalian species present in the area where deer have been found with bovine TB and whose population density is sufficient to allow collection.
To date, 750 carnivorous or omnivorous animals have been tested with eight coyotes, two raccoons, one fl bear, two bobcats, one red fox, and two opossums found infected with the bovine TB organism (Mycobacterium bovis).
In cases with visible lesions, such as the bobcat, tuberculosis is thought to be most often a chronic disease characterized by fibrous encapsulation suggesting that carnivores and omnivores are relatively resistant to tuberculosis.
www.michigan.gov /emergingdiseases/0,1607,7-186-25804_26354_26647-80574--M_2000_10,00.html   (794 words)

 Nature Works - Omnivores   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Omnivores include mammals like grizzly bear, skunk and raccoon and birds like the crow, the blue jay and the woodpecker.
Some omnivores, like the raccoon, the opossum and the seagull have no problem adapting to living near humans.
Many omnivorous animals also have teeth that help them eat both plants and animals.
www.nhptv.org /natureworks/nwep10b.htm   (283 words)

 Which Omnivore Diet? The "Omnivorism = Western Diet" Fallacy
Ironically, this nearly omnipresent fallacy (in the vegan community) seems to be widespread even among those for whom clinical research is the "gold standard," and among whom proper epidemiological protocols are fine points of discussion.
That is, when not otherwise mentioned, by default those eating the SWD (or variants thereof) implicitly serve as the "control" group to represent "omnivores" in such studies.
gatherer diets, other omnivore diets, or even veg*n diets (as none of the subjects were veg*ns, and the foods tested were non-veg*n).
www.beyondveg.com /billings-t/comp-anat/comp-anat-8c.shtml   (2720 words)

 Omnivore: because the good things in life taste good   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Omnivore: because the good things in life taste good
Omnivore is a creative writing site that subscribes to that mantra.
At regular intervals, a new piece of writing by one of the Omnivore team will be uploaded for your pleasure.
www.infovore.org /omnivore   (741 words)

 Omnivore Holdings, LLC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As Chief Executive, he is responsible for the development and overseeing the daily operations of each of the Omnivore companies.
Omnivore Gear, Omnivore Developments and Omnivore Sports Properties.
His innovation and vision led to the rapid development of Omnivore's ActiveClassroom®, a program that combines his passion and interest in Education Policy, with innovative concepts and technology pioneered by Omnivore.
www.omnivore.us /bio.html   (357 words)

 Telegraph | Wine | Omnivore: almonds
This superior peanut butter by Nomades Moroccan Recipes (£7.49 for 180g) is divine spooned on to hot toast, or used in a dressing for goat's cheese and endives - its richness is cut by the bitter cheese and leaves.
Calling itself 'a healthier approach to Indian cooking', the book is stuffed with authentic recipes made 'healthy' merely by the omission of the several pounds of ghee (Indian clarified butter) that usually accompanies Indian food.
It isn't often that Omnivore responds to gimmicks, yet Edible, a new shop and mail order service which opens tomorrow in London, is more than just a novelty.
www.telegraph.co.uk /wine/main.jhtml?xml=/wine/2002/04/24/edomni24.xml&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=99904   (650 words)

 Still an omnivore? You´re kidding, right? - VeggieBoards
I think most of us here operate under the definitions that an omnivore is a creature who eats both plant and animal foods, and a vegetarian is a creature who doesn´t eat animal flesh.
There are two kinds of omnivores: those who because of their physiology are able to eat, and those whose diet is something.
I'm omnivore according to the former definition but not omnivore according to the latter.
www.veggieboards.com /boards/showthread.php?t=12115   (981 words)

 The human "omnivore" - a mythological beast.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If the human "is" a natural omnivore, then we should have ALL the physical and biochemical equipment that is NECESSARY to run down, kill with our bare hands, tear asunder, eat, and properly digest, RAW animal prey, just as ALL natural omnivores, or carnivores, do.
This site is produced by a crackpot who, apparently failing in his personal efforts to become a raw-fooder, has stolen the title of one of my articles for his web domain name, and has gone on a rampage to attempt to discredit plant-based diets in general by applied pseudo-science.
Not surprisingly, all such claims as to the unsupported human 'evolution' from frugivores to omnivores conveniently do not mention the fact that neither the necessary sharp tools (teeth, claws), digestive biochemistry, fleetness of foot, nor animal-killing instincts have co-evolved with the alleged 'evolution' to omnivore.
www.ecologos.org /omni.htm   (1871 words)

 The Omnivore - Learning to eat everything. By Jeffrey Steingarten
The nifty thing about being omnivores is that we can take nourishment from an endless variety of sources and easily adapt to a changing food world—crop failures, droughts, herd migrations, restaurant closings, and the like.
The reason is that omnivores are born with neophobia, a fear of new foods that accompanies our biological need to explore for them—an ambivalence that protects us from unbridled banqueting.
And then I would sit back and sagely listen to a neurotic jumble of excuses and explanations: the advice from her personal trainer, her intolerance to wheat gluten, a pathetic faith in Dean Ornish, the exquisite--even painful--sensitivity of her taste buds, hints of childhood abuse.
www.slate.com /id/3152   (1797 words)

 ricoblog - The Scholarly Omnivore: Knowledge in the 21st Century
The Scholarly Omnivore: Knowledge in the 21st Century
He had the basis, he had the knowledge, he just needed to grasp the opportunity in order to make his mark.
The answer is to be a scholarly omnivore: dive into it all and use it all in the pursuit of knowledge.
www.supakoo.com /rick/ricoblog/PermaLink,guid,9f6a1bdf-26cb-4df5-a303-e6a06bda906a.aspx   (1390 words)

 On Trail of Harold Ross
About 3,000 prototypes of the magazine — called Omnivore: A Journal of Writing and Visual Culture — are being distributed to various tastemakers.
They were seen being eagerly perused by professors, writers, and the other literati at events co-sponsored by NYIH at the New School University and Alliance Francaise.
Weschler recalled William Shawn in the early 1980s saying the greatest challenge to the New Yorker would come not from another magazine but from television, with the continuing shortening of people’s attention spans coming at a time when things are getting more rather than less complicated.
daily.nysun.com /Repository/getFiles.asp?Style=OliveXLib:ArticleToMail&Type=text/html&Path=NYS/2004/02/26&ID=Ar01900   (924 words)

 Type Conformance
In this case, we note that omnivores are creatures that can eat anything.
But a herbivore really is not an omnivore, since it cannot eat anything.
It is, however, true that an omnivore can act as both a carnivore and a herbivore.
www.gnu.org /software/sather/docs-1.2/tutorial/type-conformance.html   (523 words)

Omnivores have digestive adaptations intermediate between those of herbivores and carnivores, with relatively unspecialized digestive systems and gut micro-organisms that can digest a variety of foodstuffs.
Omnivores include humans, the chimpanzee, the cockroach, and the ant.
Helicon Publishing is a division of Research Machines plc.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0006851.html   (119 words)

 Woody Cavenaugh: Militant Omnivore: Time to support my blogging habit
I am a militant omnivore, I believe if you are not part of the solution, you are probably part of a complete breakfast.
Any money I may or may not see from anything sold I can use to help offset the cost of the hardware and software that for years I have used for free here on tp.org.
Militant Omnivore, its the way I eat and the way I vote, balanced.
blog.tp.org /woody/archives/001992.html   (414 words)

 Amazon.com: Orn: Books: Piers Anthony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first book in the set, Omnivore, introduces both the three main human characters, Cal, Veg, and Aquilon, and a set of rather unique beings, the mantas, who are intelligent, single footed, one-eyed, and members of the fungoid family.
The interactions between all of these beings is properly driven by each being's character, from Veg as a confirmed vegetarian to Cal's emphasis on logic and survival of the fittest, and only near the end of the book does it take on larger aspects as the Earth authorities try to exert control over the group.
Thematically, this book is a further investigation, which was started in Omnivore, into the morality of killing others to ensure your own survival, here looked at both from the point of view of evolutionary demands and on the individual level, from herbivore to omnivore.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/038040964X?v=glance   (1448 words)

 Omnivore food. - VeggieBoards
I am a veg*n and yes, omnivore food is boring.
I am an omnivore and yes, my food is very boring.
Personally, I think omnivore food is very boring; I could never be an omnivore with such boring food.
www.veggieboards.com /boards/showthread.php?t=10974   (449 words)

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