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Beyond Fair Trade: How One Small Coffee Company Helped Transform a Hillside Village in Thailand

by Mark Pendergrast

In 2006, prominent businessman John Darch met with a man named Wicha Promyong. That meeting led to the establishment of an equal partnership business venture—a partnership that goes beyond fair trade and shows...

In the Blood: Understanding America's Farm Families

by Robert Wuthnow

Farming is essential to the American economy and our daily lives, yet few of us have much contact with farmers except through the food we eat. Who are America’s farmers? Why is farming important to them? How...

Feeding the City

by Sara Roncaglia

Every day in Mumbai 5,000 dabbawalas (literally translated as "those who carry boxes") distribute a staggering 200,000 home-cooked lunchboxes to the city’s workers and students. Giving employment and status...

Food Confidential: The Corporate Takeover of Food Security and the Family Farm¿and What to Do About It

by Nicole Faires

Fight the power and protect your family from the corporate interests that control our food chain.

When author and homesteader Nicole Faires decided to retrofit an old school bus and tour America’s small farms...

Project Animal Farm: An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth About Our Food

by Sonia Faruqi

Born out of a global expedition fearlessly undertaken by a young woman, Project Animal Farm offers a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors.

Sonia Faruqi, an Ivy League graduate...

Food & Freedom: How the Slow Food Movement Is Creating Change Around the World Through Gastronomy

by Carlo Petrini

Inspiring the global fight to revolutionize the way food is grown, distributed, and eaten. In the almost thirty years since Carlo Petrini began the Slow Food organization, he has been constantly engaged in...

How to Be A Chilli Head: Inside the red-hot world of the chilli cult

by Andy Lynes

Welcome to the world of the chilli cult. All over the globe, people are getting together to grow chilli, taste chilli and make sauce hot enough to blow their heads off. Competition among chilli -growers is fierce,...

Grain of Truth: The Real Case For and Against Wheat and Gluten

by Stephen Yafa

A Pollan-esque look at the truth about wheat: meal or menace?

No topic in nutrition is more controversial than wheat. While mega-sellers like Grain Brain and Wheat Belly suggest that wheat may be the new asbestos,...

Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care

by Anna, Dr Lavis, Emma-Jayne, Dr Abbots & Luci, Ms Attala

Critically reflecting on the interplays between food and care, this multidisciplinary volume asks ‘why do individuals, institutions and agencies care about what other people eat?’ It explores how acts of...

A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming, and more

by Mark Bittman

Since his New York Times op-ed column debuted in 2011, Mark Bittman has emerged as one of our most impassioned and opinionated observers of the food landscape. The Times’ only dedicated opinion columnist covering...

Year of the Cow

by Jared Stone

This is the story of a man, a cow, and a question: What am I eating?

After realizing he knew more about television on his wall than the food on his plate, award-winning TV producer and amateur chef Jared Stone...

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

Fat Planet

by David Lewis & Margaret Leitch

Our planet is in the grip of an obesity pandemic.

More than a billion people worldwide are overweight and over 600 million are obese. We live in an obesogenic environment in which it is much easier to get fat...

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,...

Back In Time For Dinner

by Mary Gwynn

Do you remember the arrival of the fish finger, the rise and fall of Angel Delight, Vesta curries and Wimpy hamburgers? Did you own a fondue set or host a Tupperware party, or were you starving yourself on the...

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