Food Tank has compiled 17 books for food lovers of all kinds to enjoy the summer with some fresh reading materials. From issues like climate change and hunger, all the way to permaculture and the power of worms, this list features key voices and ideas in food today.
The Institute for Food and Development Policy, a nonprofit known as Food First, released a new book entitled Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up, edited by Groundswell International Executive Director and co-founder Steve Brescia. Fertile Ground presents nine innovative case studi
A documentary film adapted from the book Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé launched on Kickstarter in May 2017. Fifteen years after the book’s original publication in 2002, Luis Medina, a graduate Food Studies student at New York University, ho
Sunita Narain and Vibha Varshney talk about the new book, First Food: Culture of Taste, the importance of local and seasonal food in creating a healthy and diverse diet, and the need to challenge the junk food culture.
Welfare certification is a small but growing section of the marketplace; ASPCA’s Farm Animal Welfare Certification Guide covers three certifications that s represent a spectrum of higher-welfare ways to raise farm animals, from indoor-enriched systems to outdoor, pasture-based systems.
Byerlee, Falcon, and Naylor’s new book explores the oil crop revolution in the tropics, providing insight on its drivers, the impacts of its production, and a look into its future.
Mussels, cheeses, and biofuels. Permaculture and mini farms. Presidential chefs and scientists. Food Tank’s Spring reading list is a feast for the mind and stomach.
Tama Matsuoka discusses how modern cultural values about which food is good and which is bad cause consumers to waste food, and how to change that.
Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print gives a voice to farmers who are trapped in merciless production contracts. The documentary allows farmers and industry experts to describe how production contracts—the new face of modern agriculture—is reshaping rural America
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture released Letters to a Young Farmer, a book which compiles insight from some of the most influential farmers, writers, and leaders in the food system in an anthology of essays and letters.