Pollan suggests in the chapter, “Big Organic,”

Pollan suggests in the chapter, “Big Organic,” that “to reduce such a vast biological complexity to NPK represented the scientific

method at its reductionist worst” (147). Explain how the use of artificial fertilizer is an example of reductionism, and relate this

to some of Pollan’s other main points and topics in The Omnivore’s Dilemma. How is reductionism relevant to the chapter, “Big


Address the specific question that you chose, and in relation to this answer, demonstrate your knowledge of The Omnivore’s Dilemma,

using specific examples (at least 2 quotes) to support your point.