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Bittman, Mark

Summary: "From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultraprocessed foods, this expansive tour of human history rewrites the story of our species-and points the way to a better future"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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Houellebecq, Michel

Summary: "'Mes croyances sont limitées, mais elles sont violentes. Je crois à la possibilité du royaume restreint. Je crois à l'amour' écrivait récemment Michel Houellebecq. Le narrateur de Sérotonine approuverait sans réserve. Son récit traverse une France qui piétine ses traditions, banalise ses villes, détruit ses campagnes au bord de la révolte. Il raconte sa vie d'ingénieur agronome, son amitié...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flammarion 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 448.4 FIC HOU

Manning, Richard

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Publisher / Publication Date: North Point Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630.9 MAN

Allen, Will

Summary: Describes the author's early experiences as a sharecropper's son and a KFC executive before building a preeminent urban farm to feed, educate, and employ thousands of at-risk youths.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 631.5 ALL

Berry, Wendell

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 1981

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 BER

Berry, Wendell

Summary: In The Unsettling of America Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline. Today's agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families, and as a nation we are thus more estranged from the land - from the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it. Sadly, as Berry notes in the afterword to this new edition, his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sierra Club Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.1 BER

Kaufman, Frederick

Summary: Investigates the hidden connection between global food and global finance by asking the simple question: Why can't delicious, inexpensive, and healthy food be available to everyone on Earth? Reveals that money pouring into the global derivatives market in grain futures is having astonishing consequences that reach far beyond your dinner table, including the Arab Spring, bankrupt farmers,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley & Sons 2012

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Mintz, Sidney W. (Sidney Wilfred)

Summary: In this book the author shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with its use first as an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 MIN

Whybrow, Peter C.

Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY

Wuthnow, Robert.

Summary: This book is a study of the fifty years starting in the 1950s in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. For many Americans, the Midwest is a vast unknown. In this book the author sets out to rectify this. He shows how the region has undergone extraordinary social transformations over the past half-century and proven itself surprisingly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.977 WUT

Noble, Safiya Umoja

Summary: « In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press, [2018] 2018

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Robin, Marie-Monique.

Summary: Veteran French journalist and filmmaker Robin had just finished documentaries on genetic manipulation and the loss of biodiversity in food crops when she was urged to investigate the US seed and poison corporation associated with the most damaging behavior in those areas. She discusses Monsanto as one of the greatest polluters in industrial history, the great conspiracy, and the how...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.766 ROB

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.766 ROB

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