American Catch by Paul Greenberg

In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg tells the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters.
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Pandora's Lunchbox by Melanie Warner

If a piece of individually wrapped cheese can retain its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed to our children? Former “New York Times” business reporter and mother Melanie Warner decided to explore that question when she observed the phenomenon of the indestructible cheese. She began an investigative journey that took her to research labs, university food science departments, and factories around the country.
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The Meat Racket by Christopher Leonard

GoodFood World met with investigative reporter Christopher Leonard to discuss his new book, The Meat Racket. Leonard looks closely at one company – Tyson Foods – which developed an entirely new business model, changed an industry, and made billionaires of the family that started it.
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights by David E. Gumpert

Life Liberty

Who is it that decides what you get to eat? In reality, it’s not a decision you actually get to make for yourself. Concentration of production and processing in the hands of fewer and fewer large companies has resulted in more control over what is grown, processed, and packaged for sale.
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Hit By a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn by Catherine Friend

Hit by a Farm is a hilarious recounting of Catherine and Melissa’s trials of “getting back to the land.” It is also a coming-of (middle)-age story of a woman trying to cross the divide between who she is and who she wants to be, and the story of a couple who say “goodbye city life” — and learn more than they ever bargained for about love, land, and yes, sheep sex.
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From the Wood-Fired Oven by Richard Miscovich

Whether you have a wood-fired oven out back (or are planning to build one) or you bake in a conventional home oven, invest in your own copy and read it cover to cover. Even if you’ve got years of baking experience, you will find some great insights. And, after all, who can possibly have too many bread books?
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The Land Remembers by Ben Logan

In The Land Remembers, Ben Logan presents his childhood in a way that gives us all a feeling we were there, and at the same time we missed out.
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Christmas Remembered by Ben Logan

Christmas Remembered

Author Ben Logan returns to the farmland of his youth in Christmas Remembered, a loving tribute to holiday rituals and the people who make them happen: people like his mother, who was married on Christmas Day, and people like his wife, who brought her own traditions from the mountains of Mexico.
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The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities by Will Allen and Charles Wilson

The story goes that Will Allen, son of South Carolina sharecroppers, never intended to become a farmer. In reality, Allen began growing and selling food at the age of 10. Today, he is leading a revolution to bring people back to the soil – urban, suburban, or rural soil – to grow their own food and discover the taste and connections that have been lost over the last 75 years of industrial agriculture.
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Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Eric-Shabazz Larkin

Will Allen Growing Table

While we want kids to know what nutritious foods look and taste like, and how to use and prepare them properly, the best place to start to give them the fundamentals is to teach them how to GROW their own food. Readers to Eaters’ new book, Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, shows how a one man – a big, passionate, and determined man – started his own good food revolution when he took an empty city lot and turned it into an urban farm.
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Chelsea Green