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Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

by Liz Carlisle

A protégé of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.

The story of the Lentil...


Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat

by John McQuaid

A fascinating and deeply researched investigation into the mysteries of flavor—from the first bite taken by our ancestors to scientific advances in taste and the current “foodie” revolution.

Taste has long...


The Vandana Shiva Reader

by Vandana Shiva & Wendell Berry

"Her great virtue as an advocate is that she is not a reductionist. Her awareness of the complex connections among economy and nature and culture preserves her from oversimplification. So does her understanding...


An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

by Deirdre Heekin & Alice Feiring

An Unlikely Vineyard tells the evolutionary story of Deirdre Heekin's farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape that melds with its natural environment.

Is it possible to capture...


Food and Drink in Antiquity: A Sourcebook: Readings from the Graeco-Roman World

by John F. Donahue

Interest in food and drink as an academic discipline has been growing significantly in recent years. This sourcebook is a unique asset to many courses on food as it offers a thematic approach to eating and drinking...


The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World's Favorite Beverage from Its Violent History

by Becca Stevens

What started as an impossible dream-to build a café that employs women recovering from prostitution and addiction-is helping to fuel an astonishing movement to bring freedom and fair wages to women producers...


Food Utopias: Reimagining citizenship, ethics and community

by Paul V. Stock, Michael Carolan & Christopher Rosin

Food is a contentious and emotive issue, subject to critiques from multiple perspectives. Alternative food movements - including the different articulations of local, food miles, seasonality, food justice, food...


Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement: Reclaiming control

by Priscilla Claeys

Our global food system is undergoing rapid change. Since the global food crisis of 2007-2008, a range of new issues have come to public attention, such as land grabbing, food prices volatility, agrofuels and...


Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production

by Nicolette Hahn Niman

For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one.

But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental...


The Chain

by Ted Genoways

A harrowing investigation of the tortuous path our food products take—from slaughter to Spam

On the production line in American packing-houses, there is one cardinal rule: the chain never slows. Under pressure...


Consuming Culture

by Jeremy MacClancy

Why do some pregnant American women eat clay? Why do Cornish women blush at the mention of skate? What is the secret of a healthy diet in Papua New Guinea. Consuming Culture is about why we eat what we eat--and...


Landscapes of Bacchus: The Vine in Portugal

by Dan Stanislawski

In a country of disparate parts and of long, unbroken historical experience, there may be one dominant feature, a clue to the character of its regions. In Portugal the vine serves as this clue.The vine has been...


Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture

by John van Willigen

Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals -- from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it -- illuminate our culture...


Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways

by Tara Powell, David A. Davis & Jessica B. Harris

Scarlett O'Hara munched on a radish and vowed never to go hungry again. Vardaman Bundren ate bananas in Faulkner's Jefferson, and the Invisible Man dined on a sweet potato in Harlem. Although food and stories...


Savoring Alternative Food: School Gardens, Healthy Eating and Visceral Difference

by Jessica Hayes-Conroy

Advocates of the alternative food movement often insist that food is our "common ground" - that through the very basic human need to eat, we all become entwined in a network of mutual solidarity. In this challenging...


Local

by Douglas Gayeton

Living sustainably isn't a choice; it's a necessity.

ur current way of producing food isn't healthy for us or our planet. Paying closer attention to how we eat, what food we buy, and where we make these purchases...


Agrarian Crisis in India: The Case of Bihar

by F. Tomasson Jannuzi

Although much has been written on agrarian reforms in India, there are few in-depth studies of specific states and none concerning the relevance of agrarian reforms to the economic development and political...


Climate Change and Agriculture in India: Studies from Selected River Basins: Studies from Selected River Basins

by K. Palanisami, C. R. Ranganathan & Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

This book provides an overview of climate change in India using river basin data and analytical and econometric methods. It, first, makes a quantitative assessment of how climate change affects agricultural...


The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood

by Paul Greenberg

"Greenberg's breezy, engaging style weaves history, politics, environmental policy, and marine biology." --New Yorker

In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg takes the same skills that won him...