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The July 14 & 15, 2006 Food Connections conference provided an opportunity for people working for healthy food systems in the broader San Francisco Bay Area and beyond to come together to build a lasting agenda for change. The conference included plenary presentations, a guided food tasting, an interactive workshop on applying systems tools for more strategic actions in the food system, and breakout sessions on food- and agriculture-related topics that emerged from the participants. Two important networking and strategy-building resources that were prepared for participants include a resource list and a suggested reading book list.

Here is an extensive, but by no means exhaustive, list of downloadable resources. It will be posted, updated, and added to from time to time.

Downloadable Resource List

General Food Security
The Community Food Security Coalition's Guidebooks and Reports <http://www.foodsecurity.org/pubs.html>
Some can be downloaded for free as PDF files. A few examples:
Building the Bridge: Linking Food Banking and Community Food Security
Linking Farms with Schools: A Guide to Understanding Farm-to-School Programs for Schools, Farmers and Organizers
Farmer Resource Guide: Managing Risk Through Sales to Educational Institutions
Weaving the Food Web: CFS in California
What's Cooking in Your Food System? A Guide to Community Food Assessment
Getting Food on the Table: An Action Guide to Local Food Policy
Hot Peppers & Parking Lot Peaches: Evaluating Farmers' Markets In Low Income Communities
Homeward Bound: Food-Related Transportation Strategies for Low Income and Transit Dependent Communities

Outgrowing the Earth: The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising Temperatures by Lester Brown. Documents the ways that human demands are outstripping the earth's natural capacities-and how the resulting environmental damage is undermining food production. <http://www.earth-policy.org/Books/Out/Contents.htm>
See also Earth Policy Institute's report on grain production, one of twelve key Eco-Economy Indicators tracked to measure progress in building an eco-economy. <http://www.earth-policy.org/Indicators/Grain/index.htm>

Food Security Assessment 2005, GFA 17. <http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/GFA17/> By Birgit Meade, Stacey Rosen, and Shahla Shapouri. Outlook Report No. (GFA-17) 58 pp, May 2006. In 2005, 777 million people were food insecure in 70 lower income countries studied in this report. On average, there has been a slight decline in the number of hungry people from 688 million in 1992-94 to 639 million in 2002-04. Both Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States experienced a 30-percent drop in the number of hungry people. The number in Latin America and the Caribbean has varied slightly over time, but there has been no discernible trend across the region as a whole. Despite strong growth in food production, Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region where the number of hungry people has risen—over 19 percent—during the last decade. 

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy is Minnesota-based but global in scope. Resources range from consumer info sheets to political analysis. <http://www.sustain.org>

Systems views
American Planning Association’s "Food System Planning White Paper." Addresses “What is the food system? Why haven't planners traditionally been engaged in planning for the food system?, Why should planners become more involved in food system planning?” Scroll to very bottom of page for the download. <http://www.planning.org/divisions/initiatives/foodsystem.htm>

Ripe for Change: Rethinking California's Food Economy. The report summary is at <http://www.isec.org.uk/pages/ripeforchangepage.html>
For details of other ISEC publications, please visit < http://www.isec.org.uk/materials.html>

What is systems change? How do you change systems? Who should be involved? Community-Based Systems Change: Getting Started, the latest publication of the Center for Civic Partnerships, provides answers to these questions. It also provides examples of systems change involving local government, community-based organizations, residents, local businesses and others. Short and easy-to-read. <http://www.civicpartnerships.org/docs/publications/6panels.pdf>
Other resources at <http://www.civicpartnerships.org/publications.htm>

Some regional materials, but many generally useful resources and links are available at the Cornell Cooperative Extension site. <http://media.cce.cornell.edu/hosts/agfoodcommunity/afs_ld.cfm>

Local and Regional Plans and Councils
Community Food Systems Bibliography Originally from: Community Food Systems in California: Profiles of 13 Collaborations. Edited by Gail Feenstra and David Campbell 1998 Updated: February 2000
<http://www.sarep.ucdavis.edu/cdpp/cfsbib.htm>

In November 2005, the Vivid Picture Project concluded and presented its findings to the ROC Council. The New Mainstream document and accompanying research reports describe the transformation to sustainable food systems in California in the next generation, and propose three core initiatives and a host of actionable ideas on how to get there. Download all the related reports and papers at <http://www.vividpicture.net/documents/>

Oakland Food System Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Food Plan. Highlights the role that food currently plays in Oakland, with a focus on increasing social, economic, and environmental sustainability, assessing the potential for increasing local food production and consumption, and providing key baseline indicators on which to build community discussion, research, and policy decisions. <http://www.oaklandfoodsystem.pbwiki.com>

Two examples from Canada:

The Vancouver Food System Assessment Report is available on SFU's Centre for Sustainable Community Development's website. This report, produced by a consortium of Vancouver food researchers, presents our assessment of the current state of Vancouver's food system. It explores how that system might be transformed to enhance food security for all residents through community-led economic development and the promotion of policies that build food system sustainability. The purpose of the research summarized in this report is threefold: 1) to develop an assessment of food security in Vancouver by examining the availability, accessibility and acceptability of food provided through the charitable, community and retail food sectors 2) to explore how the food system in Vancouver might be transformed through proactive community economic development and promotion of policies that build food system sustainability for all residents. 3) to provide information and recommendations to inform and support the work of the Vancouver Food Policy Council and other agencies engaged in food-related work in the City Visit <http://www.sfu.ca/cscd/research/foodsecurity/home.htm>

Toronto's Food Charter. In May 2000 Toronto City Council adopted a Food Charter with the objective of making Toronto a food secure City where a variety of healthy foods would be available to Torontonians at a reasonable cost and our food production capacity would be safeguarded. Access to food is carried into the Official Plan through references to reducing loss of foodlands to urban sprawl and creation of community gardens. <http://www.toronto.ca/food_hunger/pdf/food_charter.pdf>
Toronto Food Policy Council Food and Hunger Action Plan: <http://www.toronto.ca/health/tfpc_index.htm>
And check out the discussion papers <http://www.toronto.ca/health/tfpc_discussion_paper.htm>

Created by the state legislature in 1997, the Connecticut Food Policy Council, works to promote the development of a food policy for the State of Connecticut and the coordination of state agencies that affect food security.  Food Policy refers to government actions that influence the availability, affordability, quality and safety of our food supply.  Food Policy addresses such concerns as: farmland preservation, urban agriculture, emergency food supply, transportation, markets for locally-grown food, food education, child nutrition and inner-city supermarkets. <http://www.foodpc.state.ct.us/publications.htm>

Comparing Apples to Apples: An Iowa perspective on apples and local food systems Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture <http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/pubs/staff/apples/apple.htm>

Community Food Matters is an emerging research, teaching, and service initiative of Portland State University's School of Community Health and the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning<http://www.communityfoodmatters.org>

Find more, and some helpful aids to forming a local food council at The State and Local Food Policy Project <www.statefoodpolicy.org>

Hunger and Eco-justice
In light of the current famine in Niger, the Oakland Institute's new report, Food Aid or Food Sovereignty? Ending World Hunger in Our Time <http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/pdfs/fasr.pdf> calls for drastic changes in the international food aid system to make it more effective at preventing large-scale hunger emergencies and recommends food sovereignty as the policy tool to achieve food self-sufficiency.

Equitable Development Toolkit: a report on access to healthy food in low-income communities with policy recommendations and a web-based tool on healthy food retailing. Also see their resource page at <http://www.policylink.org/EDTK/HealthyFoodRetailing/resources.html>

Inconvenience Food published by the UK think tank, Demos. You can download it from
<http://www.demos.co.uk/inconveniencefood_pdf_media_public.aspx>

Food crops in a changing climate: Report of a Royal Society Discussion held in April 2005. The two-day meeting brought together leading scientists to focus largely on tropical countries where most of the world's food is grown, and where people are most vulnerable to climate change. <http://ncas.nerc.ac.uk/news/stories/crops_climate_event.pdf>

Why do more than 800 million people still go hungry in a world marked by incredible affluence? The governments of the world met in Rome from June 10 to 13, 2002 to address just that question, at a meeting titled World Food Summit: Five Years Later. <http://www.foodfirst.org/pubs/newsnviews/2002/sm02v25n86.pdf>

Conceptual and Planning Tools
Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming. Reaching the Parts...Community mapping: Working together to tackle social exclusion and food poverty. 2000. UK: London.
<http://www.sustainweb.org/pub_type.asp?iType=1073&view=Go> Many others here as well.

GeoTraceAgri Project A prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other interested parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production from 'farm to fork' - storage, processing and distribution - has been developed by researchers.<http://www.geotraceagri.net/>

Urban Edge Agricultural Parks Toolkit <http://www.sagecenter.org/>

Schools and Colleges
Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul: Can University Students Make Holistic Dietary Changes? Deborah Kesten, MPH and Larry Scherwitz, PhD <http://www.deborahkesten.com/college_students.htm>

How Local Farmers and School Food Service Are Building Alliances. Lessons Learned from the USDA Small Farm/School Meals Workshop, May 1, 2000. Debra Tropp, Agricultural Economist, Dr. Surajudeen Olowolayemo, Agricultural Economist Transportation and Marketing Programs USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service. <http://www.ams.usda.gov/tmd/MSB/ PDFpubList/localfarmsandschool.pdf>

The Burlington (VT) Food Council has been meeting monthly since Fall 2003 to examine the farm to school food system and food, farm, and nutrition education in Burlington, Vermont. The Food Council is currently creating a School Food Action Plan, based on the Council's now completed Community Food Assessment. <http://www.cedo.ci.burlington.vt.us/legacy/foodcouncil.html>

Rethinking Schools Summer 2006 issue on “the politics of food in our schools and classrooms.” <http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/curriss.shtml>

The Rethinking School Lunch (RSL) guide uses a systems approach to address the crisis in childhood obesity, provide nutrition education, and teach ecological knowledge. The Center for Ecoliteracy spent five years researching the 10 interrelated dimensions in the guide, which are vital to achieving this vision <http://www.ecoliteracy.org/programs/rsl-guide.html>

Sustainable, Organic, Biodynamic Agriculture
Environmental, Energetic, and Economic Comparisons of Organic and Conventional Farming Systems by David Pimentel, Paul Hepperly, James Hanson, David Douds, and Rita Seidel <http://courses.washington.edu/biol120/Pimentel_2005_Bioscience_Organic _agriculture_comparison.pdf>

Investing in Organic Knowledge: Impacts of the First 13 Years of the Organic Farming Research Foundation's Grantmaking Program by Jane Sooby. 2006 <http://www.ofrf.org/publications/investing_in_organic.pdf>

The Sonoma County Town Hall Coalition’s 2006 Organic and Biodynamic Wine list. <http://www.townhallcoalition.org/resources/WineList2006pdf.pdf>

The Sonoma County Agriculture Report <http://www.sonoma-county.org/agcomm/pdf/2005_crop_report.pdf>
The Food and Agricultural Code mandates that each county compiles a crop and livestock report annually. This publication reports the production, acreage and value of the crops and livestock grown in the County. The crop report is a valuable tool for reporting agencies, growers, packers, lending agencies and many other people and organizations concerned with agriculture. The farmers, ranchers, nurserymen and the State Department of Food and Agriculture supply all of the information for this report. The annual acreage survey and crop report are both compiled to show the types of crops grown and more important these reports show the trends in agriculture. See also <http://www.sonoma-county.org/agcomm/ag_statistics.htm>

The Tilth Producers Internet Audio Archive. Listen on-line, save to CDs or enjoy organic farming podcasts! <http://www.tilthproducers.org> There are magazine articles, too, and a photo gallery.

There are many concerns about the National Animal Identification System. Your rights to affordable foods direct from local farmers are about to be chipped away. The USDA is quietly using the US PATRIOT Act to rush in new legislation, called NAIS (National Animal Identification System), that will require ALL owners of horses, chickens, cows, pigeons, goats, pigs, sheep, and other livestock to register every animal with the federal government, and to tag each animal with a 15-digit barcode or electronic implant for tracking in a national database. Anyone with even an egg hen in their backyard will be required to tag the animal, file paperwork, and pay registration fees in order to avoid fines. Animal owners will also be subject to government inspection on their own property. Large factory farms lobbied for this new system in order to sell to international markets, which had previously banned US beef. However, NAIS will hurt small farmers, homesteaders, animal owners, and consumers of local foods. It will cause a huge financial burden in fees, fines, tags, and equipment and will cost time for paperwork and tracking of every baby chick or piglet. These new costs will most impact small farmers, and will be passed on to consumers of local sustainably raised foods. NAIS makes it more difficult for people to grow food and sell directly to consumers. The requirement for US citizens to register their own property for federal tracking seriously impedes on our freedom to privacy and other rights. It inhibits the human right to farm and grow food, a basic tenet of food security. If this type of system were applied to seeds, one would be forced to register with the government to grow a backyard garden. There are no exceptions to the NAIS. Every livestock animal owner will be required to register. The wording describes each animal as part of "the national herd," rather than private property. NAIS is already mandatory in Texas and Wisconsin, and the USDA plans to make registration and tracking mandatory for all animal owners in the US by 2008. This outrageous system must be stopped in support of small local family farming.<http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/downloads/print/Guide _Smal_NonCommercial_6_2_06.pdf> Examples of organizations monitoring or protesting the program include <http://www.stopanimalid.org>
and <http://www.nonais.org>

Nutrition and Health
Two reports by The Food Trust shed new light on the issues of access to fresh food and supermarkets: Philadelphia's New Markets: Ripe Opportunities for Retail in Philadelphia and Food Geography: How Food Access Affects Diet and Health. <http://www.thefoodtrust.org/php/programs/super.market.campaign.php>

A one-hour educational documentary titled The Weight of Obesity...a balanced reality distributed nationally captures the words of the experts and the hearts of children. The video communicates to the general population the severity, consequence and strategies to help ward off childhood obesity. Interviews include respected leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country including Dr. Catherine Egli, Children's Hospital Oakland, Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest Martha Marino, food and nutrition consultant, Frank Vespe, executive director of TV Turnoff, Joanne Ikeda, co-director for Center on Weight and Health, Alice Waters, restaurateur and Dr. David Satcher, former Surgeon General of the United States among others <http://www.weightofobesity.org/>

General Plans and Zoning: A Toolkit on Land Use and Health from the Public Health Institute, Public Health Law Program. <http://www.healthyplanning.org/toolkits.html>

Healthy Eating by Design. Selected publications, tools, and other resources to assist local health advocates and community groups who are interested in combating obesity and improving healthy eating using environmental and policy strategies. This guide was developed by the Active Living by Design National Program Office and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. <http://www.activelivingbydesign.org/index.php?id=397>

Consumer/Citizen Research
Organic Food & Beverage Trends 2004: Lifestyles, Language and Category Adoption, Published by Hartman Group, Aug. 11, 2004 - 55 Pages. This 55-page Organic Trends study screened consumers who matched the typical profiles of those with high, medium and low interest in organics. Available at <http://www.marketresearch.com/map/prod/1032427.html>

Perceptions of the US Food System: What and How Americans Think about Their Food. It contains a very interesting synopsis about food system frames and messages that might (and might not) work with the public based on commonly held perceptions about food <http://www.wkkf.org/default.aspx?tabid=75&CID=19&NID=61&LanguageID=0>

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Household Consumption program includes food. A variety of reports and other documents are available. Emphasis on movement toward sustainability.
<http://www.oecd.org/document/52/0,2340,en_2649 _201185_35145204_1_1_1_1,00.html>

Citizen Action
Tools for understanding the Farm Bill and the processes that actually end up making the Farm Bill work (or not, depending on one’s perspective). Community Food Security Coalition's Federal Policy Advocacy Handbook
<http://foodsecurity.org/Fed_Policy_Advocacy_Handbook.pdf>
The Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture's Farm Bill Primer explains the "titles" of the Farm Bill and talks about different programs in different titles. <http://sustainableagriculture.net/primer.php>

Philosophical/Spiritual/Faith-based
The Sacred Foods project provides on-line resources about Food & Faith, Food Certification, Food Marketing, Hunger, Animal Welfare, Sustainable Agriculture and Labor Standards. <http://www.sacred-foods.org/>

Soil and Health Library focuses on providing free e-books about holistic agriculture, holistic health and self-sufficient homestead living. There are secondary collections about social criticism and transformational psychology. <http://www.soilandhealth.org/index.html>

Farming the Future: Sarkar's Unique Contributions to Agriculture by Steve Diver Chapter 17 in: Transcending Boundaries:  Prabhat Ranjain Sarkar's Theories of Individual & Social Transformation.  Edited by Sohail Inayatullah and Jennifer Fitzgerlad. Gurukula Press, Maleny, Australia.  1999.  pages 209-222. Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar's (1921-1990) work in economics, intuitional science, music, health, and a host of other human endeavors is perhaps better known than his contributions to agriculture.  Yet, in Sarkar's view, agriculture holds a prominent seat in human society.  And while it was in his later years that he focused on agricultural systems to help revitalize rural India, Sarkar throughout his lifetime took an active interest in plants and their unique medicinal properties.  When all of Sarkar's ideas on botany and agriculture are taken together, a comprehensive picture emerges. <http://www.ipa.net/~steved/sarkar-ag.html>

Food and Faith. Bibliography of resources from a Presbyterian perspective.
<http://www.pcusa.org/hunger/food/resources.htm#books>

National Catholic Rural Life Conference. Ethics, politics and spirituality. <http://www.ncrlc.com/>

Earth Ministry food and faith pages. Ecumenical from the Northwest US. <http://www.earthministry.org/food_and_farming.htm>

Historical
Since it was first published in 1989, From Land to Mouth , Second Helping: Understanding the Food System has played an important role in the development of visionary alternatives to the industrial, capitalist food system it so carefully describes. The book provides a clear and precise analysis of this global system—from barnyard to boardroom to biotechnology. Its analysis of the major characteristics of that system—distancing, uniformity, and continuous flow—has encouraged readers to think in terms of the opposites: proximity, diversity, and sustainability (balance). The Second Helping describes both the system and the alternatives to it which are beginning to appear—alternatives which build on a vision of a food system designed to feed people rather than to merely produce corporate profit. Available as a free download at The Ram’s Horn: a monthly journal of food systems analysis. <http://www.ramshorn.ca/>

The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) is a core electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science, forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science. Scholars have selected the titles in this collection for their historical importance. <http://chla.library.cornell.edu/>

Related Research and Opinion
Plant Signaling & Behavior provides a forum for the integration of molecular biology with physiology, phenomenology, and behavior of individual organisms, up to the system analysis of whole plant societies and ecosystems. This integrative view allows our understanding of communicative plants in their whole complexity. Parts of the journal are devoted to plants and plant processes with a potency to be exploited as biosensors. Online access FREE through Jan. 2007
<http://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/psb/missionstatement.php>

The Carbohydrate Economy, Biofuels and the Net Energy Debate This August 2005 report by David Morris addresses the never-ending question "Doesn’t it take more energy to make ethanol than is contained in the ethanol?" In 1980, the short and empirical answer to this question was yes. In 1990, the answer was, probably not. In 2005 the answer is clearly no. <http://www.newrules.org/agri/netenergyresponse.pdf>

The Effect of Community Gardens on Neighboring Property Values. NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-09 Vicki Been and Ioan Voicu. Abstract of analysis of NYC data. <http://ssrn.com/abstract=3D889113>

Top picks for getting started, general education, including working with children and families

The True Cost of Food http://www.truecostoffood.org/ is a 15 minute educational and entertaining DVD about sustainable food. Email truecostoffood@aol.com <mailto:truecostoffood@aol.com> to get a copy of the DVD and discussion guide, or download the discussion guide <http://www.truecostoffood.org/discussionguide.pdf>

The whole Sierra Club site on sustainable consumption has many other good ideas. <http://www.sierraclub.org/sustainable%5Fconsumption/>

The traveling Smithsonian Exhibit titled "Key Ingredients -- America by Food" delves into the history of what goes onto our plates. <http://www.keyingredients.org/>

Connecting Food Systems With Ecosystems. Wild Farm Alliance's Food Pyramid, a take-off of the USDA Food Pyramid, makes a compelling case that our food is intimately connected with Nature. And more, that our food choices can support stewardship farming. <http://www.wildfarmalliance.org/resources/pyramid.htm>

Food Routes. Advocacy, incentives, information for buying fresh and local. Extensive links, too. <http://www.foodroutes.org/>

Free Range Graphics presents some wonderful animations, with links to helpful resources. <http://www.freerangegraphics.com/flash/fl_meatrix.html>
<http://www.freerangegraphics.com/flash/krafted.swf>
<http://www.themeatrix2.com/>

Other sites we frequent

Hutchins School of Liberal Studies <http://www.sonoma.edu/hutchins>

Bioneers Food and Farming <http://www.bioneers.org/programs/food_farming/index.php>

People’s Grocery (Oakland) <http://www.peoplesgrocery.org>

School Garden Network <http://www.schoolgardens.org>

New College of California <http://www.newcollege.edu/northbay>

Ag Innovations <http://aginnovations.net>

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas <http://www.attra.org>

The State and Local Food Policy Project <http://www.statefoodpolicy.org>

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency and the University of California Cooperative Extension Food Waste Compost Reports <http://cesonoma.ucdavis.edu/hortic/research_pubs.html>

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center <http://www.oaec.org>

Ecological Farming Association <http://www.eco-farm.org>

 

FOOD SYSTEMS – SUGGESTED READING BOOK LIST
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Nestle, Marion

What to Eat

North Point Press

2006

Nestle, Marion

Food Politics

University of California Press

2002

Pollan, Michael

Omnivores Dilemma

Penguin Press

2006

Pollan, Michael

Botany of Desire

Random House Trade Paperback

2002

Ableman, Michael

From The Good Earth

Abrams

1993

Schloser, Eric

Fast Food Nation

Harper Perennial

2002

Prentice, Jessica

Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection

Chelsea Green

2006

Madison, Deborah

Blithe Tomato: An Insider’s Wry Look at Farmers’ Market Society

Heydey Books

2006

Nabhan, Gary Paul

Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods

W.W. Norton

2002

Stone, Michael & Zenobia Barlow

Ecological Literacy:Educating our Children for a Sustainable World

Sierra Club Books

2005

Ableman, Michael

On Good Land

Chronicle Books

1998

Ableman, Michael

Fields of Plenty

Chronicle Books

2005

Kim, Daniel

Introduction to Systems Thinking

Pegasus

1999

Schut, Michael

Food and Faith

Living the Good News

2002

Dolan, Paul

True to our Roots

Bloomberg Press

2003

Jeavons, John

How to Grow More Vegetables

Ten Speed

2002

Jeavons, John

The Sustainable Vegetable Garden

Ten Speed

1999

Fleicshman, Paul

Seed Folks

Harper Trophy

2004

Smith, Jeff

Seeds of Deception

Yes

2003

Eisenstein, Charles

The Yoga of Eating

New Trends Publishing

2003

Berry, Wendell

The Unsettling of America

Sierra Club

1996

McGee, Harold

On Food and Cooking: The Science of Lore of the Kitchen

Scribner

2004

Walker

The Conquest of Bread

New Press

2004

Kimbrell, Andrew

Fatal Harvest

Foundation for Deep Ecology

2002

David Orr

Ecological Literacy

State University of New York

1992

Edited: Mercedes Pascual

Ecological Networks : Linking Structure to Dynamics in Food Webs

Oxford University Press

2005

Helena Norberg-Hodge, Todd Merrified and Steven Gorelick.

Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness

Kumarian Press (US)

2002

Carl N. McDaniel

Wisdom for a Livable Planet

Trinity University Press

2005

Rose Benz Ericson

The Conscious Consumer: Promoting Economic Justice Through Fair Trade

Fair Trade Federation

2002

Kimberly Grimes

Artisans and Cooperatives

University of Arizona Press

2000

Carlo Petrini, Benjamin Watson

Slow Food: Collected Thoughts on Taste

Columbia University Press

2003

John Robbins

The Food Revolution: How Your Diet can Help Save Your Life and Our World

Conari

2001

Cynthia Barstow

The Eco Foods Guide

New Society Publishers

2002

Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry

Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

Tarcher

2006

Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe

Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet

Tarcher

2003

Frances Moore Lappe

Diet for a Small Planet

Ballantine

1985

Halweil, Brian

Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket

W.W. Norton & Co.

2004

Allen, P.

Together at the Table

Pennsylvania State University

2004

Wirzba, Norman

The Essential Agrarian Reader

Shoemaker & Hoard

2004

Masumoto, David

Epitaph for a Peach

HarperSanFrancisco

1996

Lang, Tim

The Atlas of Food

Penguin

2003

Capra, Fritjof

The Web of Life

Anchor

1997

Nussinow, Jill

The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment

Vegetarian Connection Press

2005

Wayne Roberts, Rod Macrae, Lori Stahlbrand

Real Food for a Change

Random House Canada

1999

Katy Mamen, Steven Gorelick, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Diana Deumling

Ripe For Change

ISEC

2004

       
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