Discuss the ways in which the dynamics (you pick the aspects to focus on) in “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan are shaped by social institutions (you pick the institution(s) you will address) and social inequalities (you pick the inequalities you will address).  Explain the institutional context you are discussing; explain the inequalities you are discussing–present theoretical arguments and historical context.  Conclude your essay with a discussion about social health and the consequences of the dynamics you address in your essay, focusing on food and sustainability through the lens of “class struggle” (Marx) or “social solidarity” (Durkheim).

Your essay should have three references (the number of in text citations is up to you):

1.  Pollan

2. Marx or Durkheim

3. One other article (the PDF articles) of your choosing

Your essay should be as long or as short as it needs to be.