Books These books chronicle a variety of perspectives on the various issues and solutions within the food system.
The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
This book examines the perrils of the modern diet in terms of it's impact on health and the environment. Delving into topics ranging from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations to foraging for mushrooms, this book will make you reconsider your stance on food and food systems.
In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan
Continuing the conversation he started in the Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan examines the ways in which dieting and food culture are so intertwined in the American mindset.
The Ethics of What We Eat - Peter Singer and Jim Mason
Peter Singer is very well know for his ethical theories surrounding poverty, but this book takes a different approach. Investigating the ethical implications of the various choices each of us make when purchasing and preparing food this book sheds some light on the great injustices present in the way we eat.
American Wasteland - Jonathan Bloom
Delving into the facts behind the shocking statistic that nearly 40% of food produced in America is wasted, this book presents an examination of our food culture and looks into solutions to this massive issue.