Pollan Discussion Questions 1

  1. What makes Polyface so successful? Locate and summarize the passages where Pollan describes the key features of this farm.
  2. What is a holon? Use Pollan’s text to define the term and to offer examples. Then apply the concept to another area by locating your own example of a holon.
  3. How does the industrial food production system define “efficiency”? How is “efficiency” defined in natural systems? To what degree, and in what terms, is Polyface Farm “efficient?”