Books and DVDs

Books


Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

Jan Chozen Bays

Dr. Bays, a physician and Zen teacher, offers a clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help us create a healthier relationship with food.

Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill
Dan Imhoff

Food Fight translates the complex policies of the Farm Bill for the everyday citizen.

Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture
Andrew Kimbrell (Ed.)

With 58 essays and more than 250 photographs, Kimbrell, director of the Center for Food Safety, aims to provide “a timely treasure trove” of information, including a litany of environmental harms caused by industrial agriculture and a strategy for bringing about “the end of agribusiness.”

The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture
Andrew Kimbrell (Ed.)

The Fatal Harvest Reader brings the essays included in Fatal Harvest together in an affordable paperback edition.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Barbara Kingsolver

A chronicle of the year that novelist Barbara Kingsolver, along with her husband and two daughters, made a commitment to become locavores–those who eat only locally grown foods.

Hope’s Edge: The New Diet for a Small Planet
Anna Lappe and Frances Moore Lappe

Frances Moore Lappe and her daughter Anna bring us a new round of iconoclastic recommendations that break overwhelming issues down to a simple matter of personal choice.

Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety
Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures. It involves politics.

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Eric Schlosser

Schlosser’s incisive history of the development of American fast food indicts the industry for some shocking crimes against humanity, including systematically destroying the American diet and landscape and undermining our values and our economy.

Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Vandana Shiva

Shiva effectively contrasts corporate command-and-control methods of food production with the small farmer economy that predominates in the Third World (especially in her native India).

 

DVDs

Food Inc.
Participant Media

Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies.