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New Agrarianism, P
New Agrarianism, P
by Eric T Freyfogle
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The engaging writings gathered in this new book explore an important but little-publicized movement in American culture - the marked resurgence of agrarian practices and values in rural areas, suburbs, and even cities. It is a movement that in widely... (read more)

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Raising Less Corn, More Hell: The Case for the Independent Farm and Against Industrial Agriculture
Raising Less Corn, More Hell: The Case for the Independent Farm and Against Industrial Agriculture
by George Pyle
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A revelatory, alarming, wide-ranging and readable cri de coeur on the state of agriculture in America.... (read more)

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Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
by Barry Estabrook
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Based on a James Beard award-winning article from a leading voice on the politics of agribusiness, Tomatoland combines history, legend, passion for taste, and investigative reporting on modern agribusiness and environmental issues into a revealing... (read more)

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Rising Global Interest in Farmland: Can It Yield Sustainable and Equitable Benefits? (Agriculture and Rural Development)
Rising Global Interest in Farmland: Can It Yield Sustainable and Equitable Benefits? (Agriculture and Rural Development)
by Klaus Deininger
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This book not only highlights the risks associated with large-scale investment, but also advises on how governments can create an environment to attract investment that contributes to broad-based growth and poverty reduction in cases where land... (read more)

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Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket
Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket
by Brian Halweil
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Eating locally is a growing movement that is good for your health—but even better for the planet. Everyone everywhere depends increasingly on long-distance food. Since 1961 the tonnage of food shipped between nations has grown fourfold. In the... (read more)

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California Studies in Food and Culture #03: Food Politics
California Studies in Food and Culture #03: Food Politics
by Marion Nestle
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How does the food industry influence what we eat and, therefore, our health? What are the food industry's marketing methods and what is its relationship to the political system? What can be said about its use of political power to achieve profit goals? A... (read more)

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Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (What Everyone Needs to Know)
Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (What Everyone Needs to Know)
by Robert Paarlberg
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The politics of food is changing fast. In rich countries, obesity is now a more serious problem than hunger. Consumers once satisfied with cheap and convenient food now want food that is also safe, nutritious, fresh, and grown by local farmers using... (read more)

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The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food
The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food
by Mark Kurlansky
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From the New York Times bestselling author who "powerfully demonstrates the defining role food plays in history and culture" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). In the throes of the Great Depression, a make-work initiative for authors — called... (read more)

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The War on Bugs
The War on Bugs
by Will Allen
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Will Allen is an organic farming visionary. A true activist, entrepreneur, and expert, he understands the complexities of farming first hand and the impact that commercialization has had.In the early nineteenth century as the American population grew... (read more)

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The Conscious Kitchen: The New Way to Buy and Cook Food - To Protect the Earth, Improve Your Health, and Eat Deliciously
The Conscious Kitchen: The New Way to Buy and Cook Food - To Protect the Earth, Improve Your Health, and Eat Deliciously
by Alexandra Zissu
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Your everyday food choices can change the world—and make meals taste better than ever   For anyone who has read The Omnivore’s Dilemma or seen Food, Inc. and longs to effect easy green changes when it comes to the food they buy, cook... (read more)

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights: The Escalating Battle Over Who Decides What We Eat
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights: The Escalating Battle Over Who Decides What We Eat
by David E Gumpert
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Do Americans have the right to privately obtain the foods of our choice from farmers, neighbors, and local producers, in the same way our grandparents and great grandparents used to do?Yes, say a growing number of people increasingly afraid that the mass-... (read more)

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The End of Food
The End of Food
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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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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The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements
by Sandor Ellix Katz
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An instant classic for a new generation of monkey-wrenching food activists. Food in America is cheap and abundant, yet the vast majority of it is diminished in terms of flavor and nutrition, anonymous and mysterious after being shipped thousands of miles... (read more)

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Food Fray: Inside the Controversy Over Genetically Modified Food
Food Fray: Inside the Controversy Over Genetically Modified Food
by Lisa H. Weasel
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It started with little fanfare over a decade ago, when genetically modified foods quietly appeared on American grocery shelves. But in the years since, GM foods have sparked a global controversy and sounded alarms here at home, triggered by a multitude... (read more)

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The End of Food: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply--And What We Can Do about It
The End of Food: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply--And What We Can Do about It
by Thomas F Pawlick
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This book is based on hard scientific research, most of which has been conducted outside of the United States, where food production lobbies have fought hard against this kind of research. Pawlick exposes an alarming trend in the food available in our... (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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Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret
Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret
by Duff Wilson
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I see soil in a new light, and I wonder about my own lawn and garden. What have I sprinkled on my backyard? Is somebody using my home, my food, to recycle toxic waste? It seems unbelievable, outlandish -- but what if it's true? A riveting expos&... (read more)

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Foodfight: The Citizen's Guide to a Food and Farm Bill
Foodfight: The Citizen's Guide to a Food and Farm Bill
by Daniel Imhoff
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The Farm Bill is perhaps the single most significant land use legislation enacted in the United States, yet many citizens remain unaware of its power and scope. With subsidies ballooning toward $25 billion dollars per year, the Farm Bill largely dictates... (read more)

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Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly
Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly
by James Mcwilliams
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We suffer today from food anxiety, bombarded as we are with confusing messages about how to eat an ethical diet. Should we eat locally? Is organic really better for the environment? Can genetically modified foods be good for you? JUST FOOD does for fresh... (read more)

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