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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan
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In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things... (read more)

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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan
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The bestselling coauthor of Your Money or Your Life chronicles her quest to eat food produced within 10 miles of her home Taking the locavore movement to heart, bestselling author and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food... (read more)

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The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
by Tracie McMillan
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When award-winning (and working-class) journalist Tracie McMillan saw foodies swooning over $9 organic tomatoes, she couldn’t help but wonder: What about the rest of us? Why do working Americans eat the way we do? And what can we do to change it... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan
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True or false: One out of every four items for sale in the average American supermarket contains corn? (Think, think, think...) Believe it or not, it's true. If this unsettles you — or just plain doesn't make sense — pick up a copy of Michael Pollan... (read more)

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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
by Michael Pollan
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In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements — fire, water, air, and earth — to transform the stuff of nature into delicious... (read more)

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Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter (06 Edition)
Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter (06 Edition)
by Peter Singer
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Peter Singer, the groundbreaking ethicist whom The New Yorker calls the most influential philosopher alive teams up again with Jim Mason, his coauthor on the acclaimed Animal Factories, to set their critical sights on the food we buy and eat: where it... (read more)

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Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Int
Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Int
by Steve Ettlinger
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A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn't have a clue as to what most of the ingredients on the labels mean. So... (read more)

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World Hunger: 12 Myths
World Hunger: 12 Myths
by Frances Moore Lappe
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In this completely revised and updated edition of the most authoritative book on world hunger, three of our foremost experts on food and agriculture expose and explode the myths that prevent us from effectively addressing the problem. Drawing on and... (read more)

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Food Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer -- And What You Can Do about It: A Participant Guide
Food Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer -- And What You Can Do about It: A Participant Guide
by Karl Weber
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New York Times Bestseller,   With a New Afterword “Schlosser has a flair for dazzling scene-setting and an arsenal of startling facts . . . Fast Food Nation points the way but, to resurrect an old fast food slogan, the choice is yours... (read more)

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The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution
The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution
by David Kamp
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The wickedly entertaining, hunger-inducing, behind-the-scenes story of the revolution in American food that has made exotic ingredients, celebrity chefs, rarefied cooking tools, and destination restaurants familiar aspects of our everyday lives... (read more)

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Feeding the Ten Billion: Plants and Population Growth
Feeding the Ten Billion: Plants and Population Growth
by L T Evans
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A unique and accessible account of the interaction between population growth and agricultural innovation.... (read more)

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (P.S.)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (P.S.)
by Barbara Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver
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After 25 years in the Arizona desert, in 2004, Kentucky-bred Barbara Kingsolver moved back to the Appalachians, to a Virginia farm just hours from her childhood home. Family called. "Returning," she explains in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, "would allow my... (read more)

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Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics
Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics
by Marion Nestle
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Whats wrong with the US food system? Why is half the world starving while the other half battles obesity? Who decides our food issues, and why cant we do better with labeling, safety, or school food? These are complex questions that are hard to answer in... (read more)

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Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
by Vandana Shiva
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Contents Introduction Chapter 1 The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply Chapter 2 Soy Imperialism and the Destruction of Local Food Cultures Chapter 3 The Stolen Harvest Under the Sea Chapter 4 Mad Cows and Sacred Cows Chapter 5 The Stolen Harvest of... (read more)

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Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick
Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick
by Marie-monique Robin
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Over the last thirty years, we have seen an increase in rates of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, reproductive disorders, and diabetes, particularly in developed countries. At the same time, since the end of World War II approximately 100,000 synthetic... (read more)

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Food's Frontier: The Next Green Revolution
Food's Frontier: The Next Green Revolution
by Richard Manning
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"Food's Frontier sets a new intellectual standard for placing genomics, biotechnology, and food security into the lives of ordinary people. Richard Manning takes the reader on a worldwide tour of agriculture, displaying both its science-rich and resource-... (read more)

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The Perfect Protein: The Fish Lover's Guide to Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World
The Perfect Protein: The Fish Lover's Guide to Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World
by Andy Sharpless
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The planet will be home to more than 9 billion people by 2050, and were already seeing critical levels of famine around the world mirrored by growing obesity in developed nations. In The Perfect Protein, Andy Sharpless maintains that protecting wild... (read more)

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The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights
The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights
by David Gumpert
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Beginning in 2006, the agriculture departments of several large states-with backing from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-launched a major crackdown on small dairies producing raw milk. Replete with undercover agents, sting operations, surprise... (read more)

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Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
by Mark Bittman
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Do you want to lead a healthier, more sustainable life? If so, let Food Matters be your common-sense guide to slimming your waistline and your carbon footprint. Bittman examines the energy and calories it takes to produce a meal before it even lands on... (read more)

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American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do about It)
American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do about It)
by Jonathan Bloom
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What Tom Vanderbilt did for traffic and Brian Wansink did for mindless eating, Jonathan Bloom does for food waste. The topic couldnt be timelier: As more people are going hungry while simultaneously more people are morbidly obese, American Wasteland... (read more)

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