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Don Mills

by Scott Kennedy

  • A colourful local history that ties Toronto’s pioneer roots to its modern form, including an inside look at numerous historic structures to discover
  • Learn how the Evergreen Brick Works, an internationally...

Kentucky Heirloom Seeds

by Dobree Adams, Bill Best, A. Gwynn Henderson & Brook Elliott

Saving seeds to plant for next year's crop has been key to survival around the globe for millennia. However, the twentieth century witnessed a grand takeover of seed producers by multinational companies aiming...

Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

by Mckay Jenkins

Are GMOs really that bad?  A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us.

In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American...

Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping: Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper

by Christy Hemenway

Beekeeping outside the box – getting beyond the basics with top bar hives

Rural Rides

by William Cobbett

First published in 1830, "Rural Rides" is a collection of sketches and diary entries written by William Cobbett. They concern various rural journeys around England, and offer the reader an authentic glimpse...

Butter: A Rich History

by Elaine Khosrova

“Edifying from every point of view--historical, cultural, and culinary.” —David Tanis, author of A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes

 It’s a culinary catalyst, an agent of change, a gastronomic rock...

Consuming Identity

by Ashli Quesinberry Stokes & Wendy Atkins-Sayre

Southerners love to talk food, quickly revealing likes and dislikes, regional preferences, and their own delicious stories. Because the topic often crosses lines of race, class, gender, and region, food supplies...

Food Regulation

by Neal D. Fortin

Featuring case studies and discussion questions, this textbook – with revisions addressing significant changes to US food law – offers accessible coverage appropriate to a wide audience of students and professionals....

The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times

by Michael Brownlee

Demonstrating that humanity faces an imminent and prolonged global food crisis, Michael Brownlee issues a clarion call and manifesto for a revolutionary movement to localize the global food supply. He lays out...

Religion and Sustainable Agriculture: World Spiritual Traditions and Food Ethics

by Norman Wirzba, Pramod Parajuli, Todd LeVasseur & Leonor Hurtado et al.

Distinct practices of eating are at the heart of many of the world's faith traditions -- from the Christian Eucharist to Muslim customs of fasting during Ramadan to the vegetarianism and asceticism practiced...

The Ethical Carnivore

by Louise Gray

We should all know exactly where our meat comes from. But what if you took this modern day maxim to its logical conclusion? What if you only ate animals you killed yourself?

Fed up of friends claiming to care...

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,...

Reinventing Rural: New Realities in an Urbanizing World

by Alexander R. Thomas, Gregory M. Fulkerson & Leanne M. Avery

This book offers analyses of contemporary challenges and solutions to problems facing rural communities. The idea of reinvention is offered as a description of how rural communities adapt by changing focus to...

The Great Climate Robbery: How the Food System Drives Climate Change and What We Can Do About It

by GRAIN & Henk Hobbelink

How food and agribusiness corporations are causing climate change and what can be done to turn the system around

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...

Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit

by Vandana Shiva

Acclaimed author and award-winning scientist and activist Vandana Shiva lucidly details the severity of the global water shortage, calling the water crisis “the most pervasive, most severe, and most invisible...

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...

Gastronomy, Tourism and the Media

by Dr. Warwick Frost, Dr. Jennifer Laing, Gary Best & Dr. Kim Williams et al.

This book examines and analyses the connections between gastronomy, tourism and the media. It argues that in the modern world, gastronomy is increasingly a major component and driver of tourism and that destinations...

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...