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Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future

by Caitlin Shetterly

A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time--GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making...


When the Farm Gates Opened: The Impact of Rogernomics on Rural New Zealand

by Neal Wallace

The economic reforms launched by the 1984 David Lange-led Labour government changed New Zealand forever. Agriculture bore the brunt of those changes and Rogernomics, the name by which the era came to be known,...


Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790-1860

by Gergely Baics

New York City witnessed unparalleled growth in the first half of the nineteenth century, its population rising from thirty thousand people to nearly a million in a matter of decades. Feeding Gotham looks at...


A Square Meal

by Jane Ziegelman & Andrew Coe

From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced—the Great Depression—and how it transformed...


Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It

by Larry Olmsted

“Olmsted makes you insanely hungry and steaming mad--a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about the safety of our food and the welfare of our planet.” —Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue! Bible...


Governance of Food Security Policies in India

by Bala Ramulu

Public Policies, in India, are broadly of two types; policies which can alter the existing unequal socio-economic structure and policies which are of incremental nature. Policies like land reforms, if enforced...


A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All

by Mark Hawthorne

Veganism is a journey, and A Vegan Ethic explores veganism as an infinite model of social justice.


Hunger pains: Life inside foodbank Britain

by Kayleigh Garthwaite

We know the statistics, but what does it feel like to be forced to turn to foodbanks for help? What does it take to get emergency food, and what's in the food parcel? This is a powerful insight into the harsh...


Following Fish

by Samanth Subramanian

In India's long and diverse coastline, fish inhabit the heart of many aspects of life: food of course, and also culture, commerce, sports, history, and society. Journeying along the edges of the peninsula, Samanth...


Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food

by Camille Bégin

The role of taste in a culinary transformation


Dear County Agent Guy: Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other Curious Dispatches from a Midwestern Dairy Farmer

by Jerry Nelson

A funny, warm, and winning collection of stories about life on a South Dakota dairy farm, from a writer whose voice Garrison Keillor described as coming from “the true heart of the Midwest.”


The Farm on the Roof: What Brooklyn Grange Taught Us About Entrepreneurship, Community, and Growing a Sustainable Business

by Anastasia Cole Plakias

The founders of Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest green rooftop farm, share their inspirational story of changing the world through entrepreneurship.

 

In their effort to build the world’s first and...


The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Securit

by Eric Toensmeier & Hans Herren

With carbon farming, agriculture ceases to be part of the climate problem and becomes a critical part of the solution

Agriculture is rightly blamed as a major culprit of our climate crisis. But in this groundbreaking...


The Food Lover's Handbook

by Mark Price

In this beautifully illustrated handbook, food expert Mark Price shines the spotlight on 40 of the most popular foods - from everyday items like tea, coffee and cheese, to luxury products like caviar and chocolate....


Unnaturally Delicious

by Jayson Lusk

The food discussion in America can be quite pessimistic. With high obesity rates, diabetes, climate change, chemical use, water contamination, and farm animal abuse, it would seem that there wasn't very much...


Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America's Favorite Pleasure

by Susan Benjamin

READERS WITH AN INTEREST IN THE HISTORY OF FOOD

AND AMERICANA WILL SAVOR THIS CULTURAL HISTORY

There’s more to candy than its sugary taste. As this book shows, candy has a remarkable history, most of it sweet,...


Miraculous Abundance: One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World

by Charles Hervé-Gruyer, Perrine Hervé-Gruyer & Eliot Coleman

The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels

When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic...


Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch

by Lucie B. Amundsen

How a Midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full-fledged farm—and discovered why local chicks are better.

When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her...


Seed Sovereignty, Food Security: Women in the Vanguard of the Fight against GMOs and Corporate Agriculture

by Vandana Shiva

In this unique anthology, women from around the world write about the movement to change the current, industrial paradigm of how we grow our food. As seed keepers and food producers, as scientists, activists,...


Forked: A New Standard for American Dining

by Saru Jayaraman

A restaurant critic can tell you about the chef. A menu can tell you about the farm-sourced ingredients. Now who's going to tell you about the people preparing your meal? From James Beard Leadership Award winner...