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2010-11 Learning Community: It's all about FOOD!!
Focus Areas/Threads: Organic Gardening, Food Production, World Hunger, Eating Locally, Slow Food Movement

LIST OF RESOURCES:

(* means item is available to review/borrow, stop by Mia's office #1932)

Books:
• Food Rules*
Stuffed & Starved*
Food Rebellions: Crisis & the Hunger for Justice
Omnivore's Dilemma
Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in Age of Plenty
Full Moon Feast
World Hunger, 12 Myths
The One Straw Revolution

Movies/DVDs:
• The Botany of Desire*
• Food Inc.
• Supersize Me


Links to Websites/Online Articles & Videos:

GENERAL SITES:
Botany of Desire/PBS site (lots of interactive info!)
Center for Ecoliteracy (educational info/teaching strategies)
Environmental Working Group (great research site)
Food First Organization (local "food think tank")
Locavores (eating locally!)
Second Nature (sustain. strategies for higher education)
Slow Food USA (all about the slow food movement)
The Organic Center (lots of great research & info)

VIEWER GUIDES FOR VIDEOS:
Viewer's Guide: Botany of Desire (PDF download)
Viewer's Guide: Food, Inc. (PDF download)


ORGANICS:

Websites
International Federation of Organic Agric. Movements
The Organic Center
Organic.org
Organic Farmers Research Foundation

Articles
Clampa, Linda.  “The Organic Debate:  Healthier or Not?”
CNN.com

McCloud, John. “Eating Better than Organic.”  Time Magazine, March 2, 2007

Opposing Viewpoint Articles
(access these articles through our FH Library Database)
Avery, Dennis T. "Organic Farming Harms the Environment and Threatens Human Health." Opposing Viewpoints: Global Resources. Ed. Helen Cothran. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale.

Benbrook, Charles "Pesticides in Foods Are Poisoning Consumers." At Issue:  Food Safety. Ed. Stuart A. Kallen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale.

Knapp, Alex. "Organic Food Is Expensive, Bad for the Environment, and Potentially Deadly." At Issue: Food Safety. Ed. Stuart A. Kallen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale.

Singer, Peter and Jim Mason. "Organically Produced Food Improves Human, Animal, and Environmental Health." Current Controversies: Food. Ed. Jan Grover. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale.

Joyner, James. "Affordable Organic Food Is Not Sustainable." Current Controversies: Food. Ed. Jan Grover. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints
 Resource Center
. Gale.

Murphy, Richard McGill. "More Americans Are Choosing Organic Food for Safety and Health." At Issue: Food Safety. Ed. Stuart A. Kallen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press,
2005. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale.

Videos/TED lectures
Organic Food vs. Conventional Food: Video Series on eHow


AGRICULTURE:

Websites

Botany of Desire/PBS site
Ecological Farming Association
Food Alliance
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements

Articles
Bittman, Mark.  “Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler.”  New York Times, January 27, 2008.

Porter, Catherine.  “A Strawberry’s Journey: From West to feast.”  Ontario Star, June 21, 2009.

Whitman, Debra. “Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful?CSA Discovery Guides, April 2000.

Woody, Todd.  “Selling Agriculture 2.0 to Silicon Valley.”  New York Times, April 21, 2010.

Critical Thinking Topic: Should I Become a Vegan?
Or, The Sustainability of Beef Consumption

(access these articles through our FH Library Database)

Abend, Lisa. "Save the Planet: Eat More Beef." Time 175.3 (2010): 50-53. AcademicSearch Premier. EBSCO. Web. 14 June 2010.

Jones, Maggie. "The Barnyard Strategist." The New York Times Magazine 26 Oct. 2008: 47(L). Academic OneFile.

Koneswaran, Gowri, and Danielle Nierenberg. "Global Farm Animal Production and Global Warming: Impacting and Mitigating Climate Change." Environmental Health Perspectives 116.5 (2008): 578-582. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 14 June 2010.

Motavalli, Jim. "The Meat of the Matter." E - The Environmental Magazine 19.4 (2008):
26-33. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 14 June 2010.

 Videos/TED Lectures
Cary Fowler: One seed at a time, protecting the future of food
TED talk: C. Fowler
           
Dennis vanEngelsdorp: a plea for bees
TED talk: D. vanEngelsdorp

Michael Pollan gives a plant's-eye view
TED talk: M. Pollan

WORLD HUNGER:

Websites
California Food Policy Advocates
Feeding Minds
Food First
Global Issues
Hunger in the Golden State
World Hunger / Hunger Notes

Articles
Martin, Andrew.  “So Much Food. So Much Hunger.” New York Times, September 19, 2009  

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2009
Report by the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

World Hunger Special Report: The Right to Food Is A Basic Human Right

Videos/TED Lectures
TED Lecture: Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen

Daniel Pauly:  Fisheries & Global Warming:  Impacts on Marine Ecosystems & Food Security
MIT WORLD/Distributed Intelligence Videos


SLOW FOOD:

Websites
The International Slow Food Site
Slow Food USA
Local Chapter of Slow Food

Articles
Severson, Kim.  “Slow Food Savors its Big Moment.”  New York Times, July 23, 2008.

Walsh, Bryan.  “Can Slow Food Feed the World?”  Time Magazine, September 4, 2008.

Videos/TED Lectures
Videos from the “Food for Thought” discussions at the Slow Food Nation conference in 2008. Speakers include Alice Waters, Carlo Petrini, Michael Pollan and more!

National Geographic video/Slow Food:
As founders of the slow food movement, these towns in Chianti want to preserve the pleasures of good living, good food, family, and friends.


EATING LOCALLY:

Websites
Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
Eat Well Guide
Food Routes
Local Harvest
Locavores

Articles
Porter, Catherine.  “A Strawberry’s Journey: From West to feast.”  Ontario Star, June 21, 2009.

Videos/TED Lectures
Animated Short Movie:  The Meatrix
Exposing the real life of many animals on large corporate poultry, meat & dairy farms (Includes a website with lots of info and resources.)

The Story of Strawberries Video on Strawberries, Genetics & Chemicals by reporter Catherine Porter of thestar.com        

PBS/Now:  Growing Local, Eating Local



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