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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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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Summary: "Within the last half century, our agricultural and food industries have changed more than ... ever before. New technologies and scientific ingenuity have given rise to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other man-made foods. People have begun to raise concerns about the safety of GMOs in our food supply, given their incredible dominance in a large portion of our diets. Traditional...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: KITG Productions 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC OF

Summary: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2013

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SOU

Summary: Spurlocks social experiment in fast food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from McDonald's menu for an entire month. He also examines the corporate giant's role in contributing to America's obesity epidemic.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Samuel Goldwyn Films, LLC 2004

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Imhoff, Dan

Summary: The Farm Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation the American president signs. Negotiated every five to seven years, it has tremendous implications for food production, nutrition assistance, habitat conservation, international trade, and much more. Yet at nearly 1,000 pages, it is difficult to understand for policymakers, let alone citizens. In this primer, Dan Imhoff and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Island Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.8 IMH

Summary: Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, it follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FED
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF FED

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Fe

Marshall, Jeannie.

Summary: "A lively story about food, family and identity that will make even the most inexperienced among us want to start chopping and cooking. When journalist Jeannie Marshall moved to Rome with her husband, she immersed herself in Italy's famous culinary traditions. But when the couple's son was born a few years later, Marshall began to see how Italy's great food culture was eroding, especially...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 MAR

Sinatra, Stephen T.

Contents: The 80/20 rule -- Why regular diets fail -- The secrets of easy weight-loss success -- The fast-food diet restaurant-by-restaurant guide -- Smart sit-down dining -- The fast food diet at the mall -- The six-week fast-food diet -- Fast food at home -- The fast-food diet for kids -- The fast-food diet vitamins and supplements -- The fast-food diet for business travelers -- The fast- food diet for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.25 SIN

Summary: Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arts Alliance America 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FUT

Summary: Follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber as she travels the U.S. making the case for a link between environmental toxins and cancer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LIV

Goodyear, Dana.

Summary: "New Yorker writer Dana Goodyear combines the style of Mary Roach with the on-the-ground food savvy of Anthony Bourdain in a rollicking narrative look at the shocking extremes of the contemporary American food world. A new American cuisine is forming. Animals never before considered or long since forgotten are emerging as delicacies. Parts that used to be for scrap are centerpieces. Ash and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.12 GOO

Summary: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2016

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV IN

Summary: Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. Among others, Fresh features urban farmer and activist Will Allen, sustainable farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin, and supermarket owner David Ball.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Ripple Effect Productions 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FRE

Kessler, David A.

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Summary: This book explains for the first time why it is exceptionally difficult to resist certain foods and why it's so easy to overindulge. Dr. Kessler"s cutting-edge investigation offers new insights and helpful tools to help us find a solution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2009

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Gustafson, Katherine.

Summary: "A fascinating exploration of America's food innovators, that gives us hopeful alternatives to the industrial food system described in works like Michael Pollan's bestselling Omnivore's Dilemma Change Comes to Dinner takes readers into the farms, markets, organizations, businesses and institutions across America that are pushing for a more sustainable food system in America. Gustafson...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.3 GUS

Daly, Herman E.

Contents: Economics as an academic discipline -- The fallacy of misplaced concreteness in economics and other disciplines -- Misplaced concreteness: the market -- Misplaced concreteness: measuring economic success -- Misplaced concreteness: homo economicus -- Misplaced concreteness: land -- New beginnings -- From academic discipline to thought in service of community -- From chrematistics to Oikonomia --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1994

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Kessler, David A.

Summary: "Most of us know what it feels like to fall under the spell of food when one slice of pizza turns into half a pie, or a handful of chips leads to an empty bag. But it's harder to understand why we can't seem to stop eating even when we know better. When we want so badly to say "no," why do we continue to reach for food? Dr. David Kessler, the dynamic former FDA commissioner who reinvented the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 613.2 KES

McWilliams, James E.

Summary: A provocative response to mixed messages surrounding the "locally grown" movement challenges popular opinions about the nutritional and environmental realities of food, revealing such information as the superior energy efficiency of imported tomatoes andthe greater sustainability of farm-raised freshwater fish.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.12 MCW

Summary: Although more than 12,000 organic farms operate in the United States, increasing demand for organically grown food requires substantial imports from abroad. This program delves into the world of sustainable, eco-friendly agriculture; it also highlights advances that should eventually enable all Americans to "act locally" when they shop for organic food. George Siemon, founder and CEO of Organic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Kessler, David A.

Summary: Dr. David A. Kessler, the dynamic and controversial former FDA commissioner known for his crusade against the tobacco industry, is taking on another business that's making Americans sick: the food industry. In The End of Overeating, Dr. Kessler shows us how our brain chemistry has been hijacked by the foods we most love to eat: those that contain stimulating combinations of fat, sugar, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2010

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Moss, Michael

Summary: The author explores his theory that the food industry's used three essential ingredients to control much of the world's diet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.2 MOS

Moss, Michael

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Summary: "Everyone knows how hard it can be to maintain a healthy diet. But what if some of the decisions we make about what to eat are beyond our control? Is it possible that processed food is addictive, like drugs or alcohol? Motivated by these questions, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss began searching for answers, to find the true peril in our food. In Hooked, Moss explores...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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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.

Format: text

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

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

Summary: "Two powerful phenomena are simultaneously unfolding on Earth: the rise of the climate movement and the rise of women and girls. The People's Climate March and the Women's March. School strikes for climate and the #MeToo movement. Rebellions against extinction and declarations that time's up. More than concurrent, the two trends are deeply connected. From sinking islands to drought-ridden...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2020

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