Books + Films

22 Great Reads to Stay Warm with this Winter

Spanning an array of topics, such as land and culinary justice, the rise of the organic food movement, and immigrant and transnational cuisine, Food Tank’s Winter Reading List will help fuel your passion for sustainable food.

25 Children’s Books to Nourish Curiosity

Food Tank has compiled a list of 25 children’s books to nourish inquisitive young minds and encourages children’s creativity and participation in building healthier food systems.

New Video Series Explores Local Food Initiatives Across North America

This 10-part documentary series highlights the work of the farmers, small-businesses, and food advocates that are building stronger and healthier food communities. Read about this filmmaker’s experience of traveling 4,800 kilometers from Monterrey, Mexico, to Toronto, Canada, interviewing the heroes of North American local food.

Engaging Children in the Fight Against Food Waste

Author and illustrator Chris Newman is teaching children about food waste and positive body image in his colorful picture book The Perfectly Wonky Carrot.

Harnessing Traditional African Knowledge in Agriculture

Indigenous knowledge expert Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu’s TEDGlobal talk explores traditional African knowledge and practices used by modern farmers, with exceptional results.

Texas Ranches Manage Cattle to Improve Habitat and Watershed Health

In her new book “Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity,” Sandra Postel explores water projects around the world that work with, rather than against, nature’s rhythms.

Readers React to GMOs

Food Tank shared an opinion piece by Dr. Gurian-Sherman examining a GMO documentary. Here are several responses we received.

Anthony Bourdain Tackles Food Waste in New Documentary

Anthony Bourdain partners with other chefs and food leaders to explore potential ways to help solve the food waste problem in his new documentary “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste.”

“Food Evolution” Documentary Supports GMOs, but Not Science

The recently released documentary “Food Evolution” fails at exploring the central issue of the safety of the most common genetically engineered (GE) crops. Any reasonable discussion about the science of GMOs and the products they were designed to use must include such debate.

Documentary Screening to Support American Farmland Trust

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope,” wrote Berry.