Eating Well to Shape the Future

American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of its Food (and What We Can Do About It)

By Jonathan Bloom

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As more people are going hungry while simultaneously more people are morbidly obese, American Wasteland sheds light on the history, culture, and mindset of waste while exploring the parallel eco-friendly and sustainable-food movements. (From the catalog summary)
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Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

By Temra Costa

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Profiles 26 women in the sustainable food industry who are working towards a more holistic food system in America and shows how you can join them, whether you want to start a farm or simply become a better consumer. (Catalog summary)
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Food, Inc.

By Robert Kenner

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Lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a nation. (From the catalog summary)
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Food, Inc.: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer--and What You Can Do About It

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-it's an important movie." Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film's themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world. (From the publisher)
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In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

By Michael Pollan

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Humans used to know how to eat well but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." (From the publisher description)
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Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating From America’s Farmers’ Markets

By Deborah Madison

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In Local Flavors, bestselling cookbook author Deborah Madison takes readers along as she explores farmers' markets across the country, sharing stories, recipes, and dozens of market-inspired menus. (From the catalog summary)
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Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew

By Samuel Fromartz

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In Organic, Inc., Fromartz traces organic food back to its anti-industrial origins more than a century ago. Then he follows it forward again, casting a spotlight on the innovators who created an alternative way of producing food that took root and grew beyond their wildest expectations. In the process he captures how the industry came to risk betraying the very ideals that drove its success in a classically complex case of free-market triumph. (From the catalog summary)
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Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

By Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung

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A Buddhist leader and a Harvard nutritionist offer cutting-edge science and deep Buddhist wisdom on the subject of eating with one's health and the welfare of the planet in mind. (Catalog summary)
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The End of Food

By Paul Roberts

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The bestselling author of "The End of Oil" turns his attention to food and finds that the system entrusted with meeting one of the most basic needs is dramatically failing us. With his trademark comprehensive global approach, Roberts investigates the startling truth about the modern food system. (Catalog summary)
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The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget

By Leda Meredith

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With practical, down-to-earth advice Leda Meredith guides readers through the process of incorporating locally grown foods into their meals. In a concise book designed for mainstream readers, she discusses budgeting; sourcing, growing, and preserving food; shopping efficiently; and supporting local merchants and planet Earth. (From the catalog summary)
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