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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
by Dan Barber
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An award-winning chef moves beyond 'farm-to-table' to offer a revolutionary new way of eating The Third Plate is chef Dan Barbers extraordinary vision for a new future of American eating. After more than a decade spent investigating farming... (read more)

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It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways
It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways
by Melissa Hartwig and 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability (Food, Health, and the Environment)
Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability (Food, Health, and the Environment)
by Alison Hope Alkon
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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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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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Edible: An Adventure Into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet
Edible: An Adventure Into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet
by Daniella Martin
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Edible offers a fascinating look into the world of entomophagy and how eating bugs may save the planet. Martin takes readers to the front lines of the next big trend in the global food movement. She argues that bugs have long been an important part... (read more)

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The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability
by Lierre Keith
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Literary Nonfiction. Environment. Politics. We've been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in THE VEGETARIAN MYTH... (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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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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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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Perfect Protein : the Fish Lover's Guide To Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World (13 Edition)
Perfect Protein : the Fish Lover's Guide To Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World (13 Edition)
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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Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us about Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth
Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us about Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth
by Vicki Robin
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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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What if you cant afford nine-dollar tomatoes? That was the question award-winning journalist Tracie McMillan couldn't escape as she watched the debate about Americas meals unfold, one that urges us to pay foods true cost — which is to say, pay more.... (read more)

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