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It Starts With Food
It Starts With Food
by Dallas Hartwig
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Food can change your life in unexpected ways. It Starts With Food will show you how. It Starts With Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever — and transform your life in unexpected ways. Your... (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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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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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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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 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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Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
by Raj Patel
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How can starving people also be obese? Why does everything have soy in it? How do petrochemicals and biofuels control the price of food? It's a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before (800 million) while... (read more)

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Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal
Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal
by Melanie Warner
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If a piece of individually wrapped cheese can retain its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed to our children?andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Former andlt;I andgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; business reporter... (read more)

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The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
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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Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, (11 Edition)
Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, (11 Edition)
by Alkon Alison H
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andlt;Pandgt;Popularized by such best-selling authors as Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, and Eric Schlosser, a growing food movement urges us to support sustainable agriculture by eating fresh food produced on local family farms. But many low-income... (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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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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Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—its an important movie.”... (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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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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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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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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Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation
Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation
by Amartya Sen
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The main focus of this book is on the causation of starvation in general and of famines in particular. The author develops the alternative method of analysis--the 'entitlement approach'--concentrating on ownership and exchange, not on food supply. The... (read more)

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Nation of Farmers: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil (09 Edition)
Nation of Farmers: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil (09 Edition)
by Sharon Astyk
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“Astyk and Newton have written an important book with an unusual message: We need millions of new farmers…as soon as possible. You could not find two more reasonable, intelligent, sincere, and passionate people to talk to about food. And... (read more)

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The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times
The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times
by Albert Bates
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Over the coming years we will need to move from a global culture addicted to cheap, abundant petroleum to a culture of compelled conservation, whether through government directive or market forces. The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook provides... (read more)

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The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet
The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet
by Pierre Desrochers
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A new generation of food activists has come to believe that “sustainable farming” and “eating local” are the way to solve a host of perceived problems with our modern food supply system. By combining healthy eating and a high... (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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