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Got Milked?

by Alissa Hamilton

For more than a generation, we've been taught that milk does a body good, but in Got Milked?, Alissa Hamilton dispels common misconceptions about milk, and exposes the truth behind the marketing, as well as...


Big Weed

by Christian Hageseth & Joseph D'Agnese

Marijuana legalization is the hottest story in the US today. 22 states have authorized sales in some form; Denver has more legal marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks franchises. We are witnessing the dawn of...


The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork

by Simon Majumdar & Alton Brown

Simon Majumdar is probably not your typical idea of an immigrant. As he says, “I’m well rested, not particularly poor, and the only time I ever encounter ‘huddled masses’ is in line at Costco.” But...


A Diet of Austerity: Class, Food and Climate Change

by Elaine Graham-Leigh

How and why the working class are being blamed for climate change, and what we can do about it.


Engineering Agriculture at Texas A&M

by Henry C. Dethloff & Stephen W. Searcy

The abundance of agricultural production enjoyed in the United States is the result of a federal-state partnership that relies on land grant universities to respond to the needs of society through research,...


Food and Urbanism: The Convivial City and a Sustainable Future

by Susan Parham

Cities are home to over fifty percent of the world's population, a figure which is expected to increase enormously by 2050. Despite the growing demand on urban resources and infrastructure, food is still often...


Commensality: From Everyday Food to Feast

by Susanne Kerner, Cynthia Chou & Morten Warmind

Throughout time and in every culture, human beings have eaten together. Commensality - eating and drinking at the same table - is a fundamental social activity, which creates and cements relationships. It also...


Seed Libraries: And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

by Cindy Conner

Community-based initiatives to preserve and protect our food supply


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...


Global Food Security Governance: Civil society engagement in the reformed Committee on World Food Security

by Jessica Duncan

In 2007/8 world food prices spiked and global economic crisis set in, leaving hundreds of millions of people unable to access adequate food. The international reaction was swift. In a bid for leadership, the...


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...


Food Sovereignty in International Context: Discourse, politics and practice of place

by Amy Trauger

Food sovereignty is an emerging discourse of empowerment and autonomy in the food system with the development of associated practices in rural and some urban spaces. While literature on food sovereignty has...


Power and Control in the Imperial Valley

by Benny J Andrés

Power and Control in the Imperial Valley examines the evolution of irrigated farming in the Imperial-Mexicali Valley, an arid desert straddling the California–Baja California border. Bisected by the international...


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...