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Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
by Lester R Brown
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With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. "In this era of tightening world food supplies, the... (read more)

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Food Justice (Food, Health, and the Environment)
Food Justice (Food, Health, and the Environment)
by Robert Gottlieb
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andlt;Pandgt;In today's food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness... (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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Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
by Howard G Buffett
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If you had the resources to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? Legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son in 2006, when he announced he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to philanthropy. Howard G. Buffett... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma
The Omnivore's Dilemma
by Michael Pollan
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The bestselling author of The Botany of Desire explores the ecology of eating to unveil why we consume what we consume in the twenty-first century. "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another this simple question assails any creature... (read more)

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Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment
Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment
by David Kirby
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Swine flu. Bird flu. Unusual concentrations of cancer and other diseases. Massive fish kills from flesh-eating parasites. Recalls of meats, vegetables, and fruits because of deadly E-coli bacterial contamination.    Recent public health crises... (read more)

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The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century (Comstock Book)
The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century (Comstock Book)
by Gordon Conway
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Reprint of the Penquin Books edition of 1997 with new foreword by Vernon W. Ruttan. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming
Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming
by Patrick Herman
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The French radical farmers union Confédération Paysanne, with its charismatic leader José Bové, has led the world in demonstrating the possibility of a socially progressive future for farming. Rejecting the... (read more)

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Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (Rev 07 - Old Edition)
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (Rev 07 - Old Edition)
by Marion Nestle
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"A courageous and masterful exposé."—Julia Child "If you eat, you should read this book."—Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation... (read more)

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The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally
The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally
by Ivy Manning
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The farm-to-table movement is flourishing. Farmers markets and greenmarkets are popping up in cities and neighborhoods across the country. Shoppers are no longer restricted to the same 30 items in the produce section of the Kroger or Safeway. This... (read more)

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Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
by Morgan Spurlock
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For thirty days, Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary earned him an Academy Award nomination and broke box-office records worldwide. But... (read more)

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The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget
The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget
by Leda Meredith
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The essential guide for anyone with limited time, cash, and space who wants to incorporate locally grown foods into their lifestyle “For most of us, it is not at all straightforward how to restore locavore ethics into our diets and our lives... (read more)

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On a Dollar a Day: One Couple's Unlikely Adventures in Eating in America
On a Dollar a Day: One Couple's Unlikely Adventures in Eating in America
by Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard
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What happens when two high school teachers get fed up with their soaring grocery bills and decide to try to feed themselves on one dollar each, per day? Authors Kerri Leonard and Christopher Greenslate describe how they did it — and also include... (read more)

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Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All
Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All
by Oran Hesterman
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A host of books and films in recent years have documented the dangers of our current food system, from chemical runoff to soaring rates of diet-related illness to inhumane treatment of workers and animals. But advice on what to do about it largely begins... (read more)

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Fields That Dream
Fields That Dream
by Jenny Kurzweil
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The first book devoted to exploring the lives and experiences of the small-scale sustainable farmer.... (read more)

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Dinner at the New Gene Cafe
Dinner at the New Gene Cafe
by Bill Lambrecht
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Recent headlines will tell you that biotechonology companies are knocking down barriers as they race one another to alter the genetic building blocks of the world's food. In the United States, the primary venue for this quiet revolution, the acreage of... (read more)

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Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It
Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It
by Jill Richardson
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Jill Richardson is a fresh voice in the movement to create a healthier and sustainable food system. This book will be part of the burgeoning food social movement, as it provides a guide to the most important issues and how to work on them.--Marion Nestle... (read more)

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Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture
Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture
by Wes Jackson
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Locavore leaders such as Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, and Barbara Kingsolver all speak of the need for sweeping changes in how we get our food. A longtime leader of this movement is Wes Jackson, who for decades has taken it upon himself to speak for the... (read more)

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End of Food the Coming Crisis in the World Food Industry
End of Food the Coming Crisis in the World Food Industry
by Paul Roberts
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Salmonella-tainted tomatoes, riots, and skyrocketing prices are only the latest in a series of food-related crises that have illuminated the failures of the modern food system. In The End of Food, Paul Roberts investigates this system and presents a... (read more)

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The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance
The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance
by Tovar Cerulli
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As a boy, Tovar Cerulli spent his summers fishing for trout and hunting bullfrogs. While still in high school, he began to experiment with vegetarianism. By the age of twenty he was a vegan. A decade later, in the face of declining health, he returned to... (read more)

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