Healthy, Sustainable Foods Resources
So what are "food systems" and what do they mean to my family and I? Here are some GREAT resources to learn more about healthy, sustainable foods as put together by our team with help from Dr. Nanna Meyer and Judith Rice-Jones both from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
The list is compiled by author's last name and is dynamic, growing as we find new information to share. Check back again!
Adamick, Kate. (A personal friend of ours and a favorite!)
Lunch Money: Serving Healthy Food In A Sick Economy: 2012
The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities. 2012
Depletion and Abundance.2008.
Belasco, Warren and Philip Scranton.
Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies. 2001.
Consuming Geographies. 1997.
Bringing It to the Table, on Farming and Food. 2009.
Endless Appetites: How the Commodities Casino Creates Hunger and Unrest. 2011.
10 Ways to Change the World in Your 20s. 2009.
The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind the World’s Favorite Soft Drink. 2010.
African American Foodways. 2007.
The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. 2008.
To Buy Or Not to Buy Organic. 2007.
The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations. Union of Concerned Scientists. 2008.
Black Rice: the African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas. 2001.
The Sociology of Food and Agriculture. 2012.
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. 2010.
My Life in France. 2006.
Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food and People. 2008.
Cobb, Tanya Denckla.
Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat. 2011.
America’s First Cuisines. 1994.
Coe, Sophie and Michael Coe.
The True History of Chocolate. 1996.
Counihan, Carole and Penny Van Esterik.
Food and Culture, A Reader. 1997.
Cramer, Janet M.
Food as Communication, Communication as Food. 2011.
Crawford, Martin A. and David Marsh.
The Driving Force. 1989. [evolutionary brain growth and search for food]
The Coming Famine. 2010
Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town. 1999.
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit. 2011.
Twinkie, Deconstructed. 2007.
Fallon, Sally and Mary Enig.
Nourishing Traditions: the Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. 2001.
Near a Thousand Tables: a History of Food. 2002.
Sacred Cow, Mad Cow: a History of Food Fears. 2006.
Foer, Jonathan Safran.
Eating Animals. 2009.
Friese, Kurt Michael, Kraig Kraft, Gary Paul Nabhan.
Chasing Chilies. 2011.
Goodman, David and Michael Watts.
Globalizing Food. 1997.
Gorgolewski, Mark, June Komisar and Joe Nasr.
Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture. 2011.
Gottlieb, Robertand Joshi Anupana.
Food Justice. 2010.
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. 2010.
French Women Don’t Get Fat. 2005.
Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism 2011
Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket. 2004.
Hanson, David and Edwin Marty.
Breaking Through Concrete Building an Urban Farm Revival. 2012
Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture. 1998.
Hawkes C, Blouin C, Henson S, Drager N, Dubé L, eds
Trade, Food, Diet and Health: Perspectives and Policy Options. 2010
The CAFO Reader: the Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories. 2010.
Foodfight: The Citizen’s Guide to a Food and Farm Bill. 2007.
The Apple: A Global History. 2011.
Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for our Children’s Health. 2011.
Katz, Sandor Ellis.
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved. 2006.
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite. 2009.
King, F. H.
Farmers of Forty Centuries. 1911.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. 2007.
The Food of a Younger Land. 2010.
Diet for a Hot Planet: the Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. 2010.
Lappe, France Moore.
Diet for a Small Planet. 1975.
Food and Loathing: a Life Measured Out in Calories. 2003.
The American Way of Eating. 2012.
Alice Waters & Chez Panisse: the Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution.
Mann, Charles. 1493. 2011
Against the Grain. 2004.
Maye, Damian, Lewis Holloway and Maya Kneafsey. Alternative Food Geographies: Representation and Practice. 2007.
Miller, Jeff and Jonathan Deutsch.
Food Studies, an Introduction to Research Methods. 2010.
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History. 1986.
________Tasting Food. 1996.
Food Is Culture. 2006.
Morgan, Kevin, Terry Marsden and Jonathan Murdoch.
Words of Food: Place, Power and Provenance in the Food Chain. 2006.
Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat. 2005.
Coming Home to Eat. 2002.
--------Renewing America’s Food Traditions: Saving and Savoring the Continent’s Most Endangered Foods. 2008.
Food Politics How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition. 2003.
--------What to Eat. 2006.
Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture. 2009.
The End of Food. How the Food Industry is Destroying Our Food Supply—and What We Can Do About It. 2006.
Slow Food: A Case for Taste. 2003.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. 2006.
______In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. 2008.
______Food Rules, 2009.
Power, Michael L. and Jay Schulkin.
The Evolution of Obesity. 2009.
Food Revolution. 2001.
The End of Food. 2008.
Folks, This Ain’t Normal. 2011.
Agrobiodiversity and the Law: Regulating Genetic Resources, Food Security and Cultural Diversity. 2011.
Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation. 2001.
________Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market. 2003.
Food & Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread. 2002
The Future of Food and Seed. 2007.
________Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply. 2000
Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back. 2006.
The Jungle. 1985, c. 1906.