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Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances from Prehistory to the Present
Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances from Prehistory to the Present
by Frederick J Simoons
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Hailed as a classic when initially published in 1961, Eat Not This Flesh was the first book that explored, from a historical and cultural perspective, taboos against eating certain kinds of flesh. Frederick J. Simoons's research remains original and... (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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Hidden Hunger
Hidden Hunger
by Hans Konrad Biesalski
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Hidden Hunger is an increasing problem even in developed countries, whose potential negative consequences on long-term health are often overlooked and underestimated. Chronic malnutrition is at the core of the global hunger challenge facing science... (read more)

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The Death of Ramon Gonzalez: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma
The Death of Ramon Gonzalez: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma
by Angus Wright
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From reviews of the first edition: Angus Wright has shown in a brilliant study how the imposition of high-yield agriculture helped to break apart the intimate relationship between cultures and ecosystems that had coevolved over long periods of time... (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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Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger
Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger
by David Beckmann
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Promoted with cooperation of Bread for the World. This book will be advertised through major Christian publications and promoted widely among Bread for the World's membership.... (read more)

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Slow Food Revolution: A New Culture for Eating and Living
Slow Food Revolution: A New Culture for Eating and Living
by Carlo Petrini
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Founded in Italy in 1986 by charismatic Italian gourmand Carlo Petrini, Slow Food has grown into a phenomenally successful movement against the uniformity and compromised quality of fast food and supermarket chains. With nearly 85,000 members in 45... (read more)

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Safe Food
Safe Food
by Marion Nestle
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In this controversial work, the critically acclaimed author of "Food Politics" argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures--it involves politics. Photos & line illustrations.... (read more)

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One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?
One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?
by Gordon Conway
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Hunger is a daily reality for a billion people. More than six decades after the technological discoveries that led to the Green Revolution aimed at ending world hunger, regular food shortages, malnutrition, and poverty still plague vast swaths of the... (read more)

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Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time
Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time
by Georgia Pellegrini
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What happens when a classically-trained New York chef and fearless omnivore heads out of the city and into the wild to track down the ingredients for her meals? After abandoning Wall Street to embrace her lifelong love of cooking, Georgia Pellegrini... (read more)

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Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine
Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine
by Stan Cox
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Neoliberals often point to improvements in public health and nutrition as examples of globalization's success, but this book argues that the corporate food and medicine industries are destroying environments and ruining living conditions across the... (read more)

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Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization
Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization
by Richard Manning
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In this provocative, wide-ranging book, Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in... (read more)

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A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It
A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It
by Peter Pringle
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Forty-nine million people — including one in four children — go hungry in the U.S. every day, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all. Inspired by the acclaimed documentary A Place at the Table, this... (read more)

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Nature's Perfect Food: How Milk Became America's Drink
Nature's Perfect Food: How Milk Became America's Drink
by E Melanie Dupuis
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From Subject to Subjectivities profiles the recent debates about the role of qualitative and participatory methods in psychology, a discipline which has traditionally seen itself as a form of positivistic science. Contributors explain how fundamentally... (read more)

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Vertical Farm
Vertical Farm
by Dickson Despommier
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"The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommiers visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the worlds food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today... (read more)

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The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It
The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It
by Julian Cribb
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"Julian Cribb warns with a well synthesized evidence base about a potential famine in the making. The food crisis is already daily reality for one billion people. The book is not just a warning but offers sound guidance for the needed actions; easily... (read more)

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Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, and Fair
Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, and Fair
by Carlo Petrini
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By now most of us are aware of the threats looming in the food world. The best-selling Fast Food Nation and other recent books have alerted us to such dangers as genetically modified organisms, food-borne diseases, and industrial farming. Now it is time... (read more)

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High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat
High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat
by Eleanor Boyle
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Each year the average North American ingests well over two hundred pounds of animal protein. Meanwhile the global appetite for meat has increased dramatically. But feeding our meat addiction comes at tremendous cost. Mainting our current level of... (read more)

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Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea
Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea
by Kennedy Warne
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Whats the connection between a platter of jumbo shrimp at your local restaurant and murdered fishermen in Honduras, impoverished women in Ecuador, and disastrous hurricanes along Americas Gulf coast? Mangroves. Many people have never heard of these salt... (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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