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Use these resources to explore themes and ideas found in the text. This list is updated periodically. Feel free to include your own readings, and news or blog articles from your country or region, by using the Interact section of this website.

Science

Daniel Imhoff, ed., The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories (Plymouth, MA: WaterShed Media, 2010).

Parviz Koohafkan and Miguel A. Altieri, Forgotten Food Heritage: Reconnecting Food Systems and Sustainable Development (New York: Routledge, 2017).

Marion Nestle, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat (New York: Basic Books, 2018).

Aaron William Perry, Soil Stewardship Handbook (Addison, TX: Earth Water Press, 2018).

Colin Sage, Environment and Food (New York: Routledge, 2012).

Food Chains and Food Webs, Edupedia World, 2016.

Ethics

Ronald J. Herring, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015). Available online.

Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi, Food Justice (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013).

Tristram Stuart, Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009).

Ronald L. Sandler, Food Ethics: The Basics ( New York: Routledge, 2014).

Trina Moyles, Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism and the Fight to Feed the World (Regina, Sask: University of Regina Press, 2018).

Lester R. Brown, Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012).

Spirituality

For I Was Hungry & Your Gave Me Food: Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers, and Farmworkers. Committee on Domestic Policy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), 2003.

Shmuly Yanklowitz, ed., Kashrut and Jewish Food Ethics (Boston, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2019).

Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating Norman Wirzba, Yale Divinity School, 2018.

Lynn Ginsburg, What are You Hungry For? Women, Food and Spirituality (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002).

Faith, Food and the Environment: The Vocation of an Agricultural Leader. This website from the four-year Catholic Rural Life project has many excellent resources on Roman Catholic ethics and theology related to food and agriculture.

Action

Alison Hope Alkon, The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2017).

Carole Counihan and Valeria Siniscalchi, eds., Food Activism: Agency, Democracy and Economy (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014).

Food Activism, Voices of Conscience. 2016 Festival of Faiths. YouTube.

Food-Powered Activism: Syma’s Story. Community Food Centres Canada, 2018 Food Summit. YouTube.