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100 Million Years of Food

What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today

by Stephen Le

<p><strong>A fascinating tour through the evolution of the human diet, and how we can improve our health by understanding our complicated history with food.</strong></p> <p>There are few areas of modern life that are burdened by as much ...

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A Diet of Austerity

Class, Food and Climate Change

by Elaine Graham-Leigh

<span><span>Received wisdom is increasingly that we all have to eat less to save the planet, but received wisdom is wrong. A Diet of Austerity argues that, just as the poor are blamed for the economic crisis, Malthusian conceptions about food ...

ISBN: 9781782797418

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A History of Nebraska Agriculture: A Life Worth Living

by Jody L. Lamp & Melody Dobson

Once known as the "Great American Desert," Nebraska's plains and native grasslands today make it a domestic leader in producing food, feed and fuel. From Omaha to Ogallala, Nebraska's founding farmers, ranchers and agribusiness leaders endured ...

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A Precautionary Tale

How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement

by Philip Ackerman-Leist

<p>Mals, Italy, has long been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. But recently the tiny town became known for something else entirely. <em>A Precautionary Tale</em> tells us why, introducing readers to an unlikely group of activists and a ...

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Acquired Tastes

Why Families Eat the Way They Do

by Brenda L. Beagan, Gwen E. Chapman, Josée Johnston & others

<p>Magazine articles and self-improvement books tell us that our food choices serve as bold statements about who we are as individuals. <em>Acquired Tastes</em> reveals that they say more about where we come from and who we would like to be. ...

ISBN: 9780774828604

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Advances in Food Security and Sustainability

by Barling, David

<p><i>Advances in Food Security and Sustainability</i> takes a scientific look at the challenges, constraints, and solutions necessary to maintain a healthy and accessible food supply in different communities around the world. The series ...

ISBN: 9780128098646

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Agriculture and Economic Growth: Japan's Experience

by Ohkawa, Kazushi

<p>This book contains updated versions of a set of papers presented at the International Conference on Agriculture and Economic Development-A Symposium on Japan's Experience which was held in Tokyo, July, 1967. These papers make a comprehensive ...

ISBN: 9781400872039

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American Farms, American Food

A Geography of Agriculture and Food Production in the United States

by John C. Hudson & Christopher R. Laingen

<p><em>American Farms, American Food</em> bridges the gap between agricultural production and food studies allowing readers to learn about both subjects up close and in detail. Beyond that, the book provides background on the domestication, ...

ISBN: 9781498508216

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American Organic

A Cultural History of Farming, Gardening, Shopping, and Eating

by Robin O'Sullivan

In 1947, when J. I. Rodale, editor of <i>Organic Gardening</i>, declared, "the Revolution has begun," a mere 60,000 readers and a ragtag army of followers rallied to the cause, touting the benefits of food grown with all-natural humus. More than

ISBN: 9780700621583

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Animal Factory

The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment

by David Kirby

<p>Swine flu. Bird flu. Unusual concentrations of cancer and other diseases. Massive fish kills from flesh-eating parasites. Recalls of meats, vegetables, and fruits because of deadly E-coli bacterial contamination.</p> <p>Recent public health ...

ISBN: 9781429958097

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Another Person's Poison

A History of Food Allergy

by Matthew Smith

<div><P>To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. For others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult to determine what is ...

ISBN: 9780231539197

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Attaining Food Security

Experiments of 10 Asian Nations

by Alka Parikh

As developing nations across the globe struggle to find effective means of reaching out to their hungry , they need knowledge about alternative ways of addressing this issue. It is useful to know how other nations are addressing this problem and

ISBN: 9789351289265

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Beer 101 North

Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of the Washington and Oregon Coasts

by Jon C. Stott

Oregon and Washington have been leaders in the craft beer boom that began in the 1980s. The number of craft breweries and brewpubs in the U.S. has increased dramatically in recent years—almost 4700 were doing business as of mid–2016. Much of ...

ISBN: 9781476629452

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Beginning to End Hunger

Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond

by M. Jahi Chappell

<p><em>Beginning to End Hunger</em> presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and the site of one of the world’s most successful food security programs. Since its Municipal Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security was ...

ISBN: 9780520966338

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Beyond Beliefs

A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters

by Melanie Joy, PhD

Vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters can feel like they’re living in different worlds. Many vegans and vegetarians struggle to feel understood and respected in a meat-eating culture, where some of their most pressing concerns and cherished ...

ISBN: 9781944903428

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Beyond the Kale

Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City

by Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen, Nik Heynen & others

<p>Urban agriculture is increasingly considered an important part of creating just and sustainable cities. Yet the benefits that many people attribute to urban agriculture—fresh food, green space, educational opportunities—can mask structural ...

ISBN: 9780820349480

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Big Chicken

The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changedthe Way the World Eats

by Maryn McKenna

<p>In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and <em>National Geographic</em> contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity—and human health threat—uncovering ...

ISBN: 9781426217678

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Big Farms Make Big Flu

Dispatches on Influenza, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science

by Rob Wallace

<p>Thanks to breakthroughs in production and food science, agribusiness has been able to devise new ways to grow more food and get it more places more quickly. There is no shortage of news items on hundreds of thousands of hybrid poultry – each ...

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Big Hunger

The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups

by Andrew Fisher & Saru Jayaraman

<DIV><P>Food banks and food pantries have proliferated in response to an economic emergency. The loss of manufacturing jobs combined with the recession of the early 1980s and Reagan administration cutbacks in federal programs led to an explosion

ISBN: 9780262339520

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Blood Oranges

Colonialism and Agriculture in the South Texas Borderlands

by Timothy P. Bowman

<p><em>Blood Oranges</em> traces the origins and legacy of racial differences between Anglo Americans and ethnic Mexicans (Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans) in the South Texas borderlands in the twentieth century. Author Tim Bowman ...

ISBN: 9781623494155

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