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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

Banyard, Antonia

Summary: An infographic introduction to the journey food makes to the plate combines text, photographs, and diagrams that cover such topics as factory farms, genetic engineering, and nutrition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 641.3 BAN

Steinman, Jon

Summary: "Grocery Story makes a compelling case for how food co-ops, as alternatives to corporate grocery giants, are spurring the creation of delicious local food economies and stronger communities, while changing the global food system for the better."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Society Publishers 2019

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Singer, Peter

Summary: An investigation of the food choices people make and practices of the food producers who create this food for us leading to a discussion of how we might put more ethics into our shopping carts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 178 SIN

Sicherer, Scott H.

Summary: "This book is a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to the diagnosis, management, prevention, and treatment of food allergies and intolerances in children and adults, written in an accessible question-and-answer format for those with allergies and those who care for them"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.97 SIC

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 616.97 SIC

Summary: How do you tell if a banana's ripe? Is it OK to buy apples and cut out the bruises? Will a tomato or a pear continue to ripen? Can anyone really pick a ripe watermelon? Should grapes be washed? Different fruits and vegetables need different kinds of selection guidelines and storage procedures. Viewers of this video will learn how to properly select many types of fruits and vegetables; how to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: By the close of the Industrial Revolution, the American food supply was tainted--by frauds, fakes, and legions of new, untested chemicals--all threatening the health of consumers across the country. Based on the critically acclaimed book by Deborah Blum, it tells the story of crusading government chemist Harvey Washington Wiley, the man who led the pure food movement against the food...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: This video takes a step beyond An Introduction to Food Science. Topics include microorganisms, methods of food preservation including irradiation and freeze drying, functions of nutrients, emulsions, mixtures, additives, toxicology, and other chemical reactions. Laboratory experiments demonstrate mold growth, food spoilage, and the role of acids and bases in food production. Career...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: More and more consumers are turning to organics as fears escalate about genetically modified foods, chemical pesticides, and the antibiotics fed to animals. In this program, farmers and an inspector explain how organic crops and livestock are raised-and why produce, dairy and meat products, and processed foods certified as organic cost so much more than their non-organic counterparts. In...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2000

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Moss, Michael

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

Olmsted, Larry

Summary: "You've seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn't. So many fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets that it's hard to know what we're eating anymore. In Real Food/Fake Food, award-winning journalist Larry Olmsted convinces us why real food matters and empowers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2016

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

Arnosky, Jim.

Summary: Rhyming text invites the reader to imagine being a hungry raccoon, crocodile, shark, whale, or panda bear while learning what each creature enjoys eating.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE Nature Arnosky 2008

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1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE GOB

Schwarcz, Joe

Summary: "Eating has become a confusing experience. Should we follow a keto diet? Is sugar the next tobacco? Does fermented cabbage juice cure disease? Are lectins toxic? Is drinking poppy seed tea risky? What's with probiotics? Can packaging contaminate food? Should our nuts be activated? What is cockroach milk? We all have questions, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz has the answers, some of which will astonish...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ECW Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.3002 SCH

Summary: A modern story of the animals we eat, as told by the people from whom we rarely hear. From the solitary hunter, who believes everyone needs to be educated about their food, to the family farmer, who argues that money isn't his primary driver, compassionate practices of food production connect their stories. It is an eye opening, thoroughly engaging, fly-on-the-wall film. Never has "farm to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Season 4 of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series The Mind of a Chef takes you into the mind of Chef Gabrielle Hamilton, best-selling author of "Blood, bones, and butter", as she runs her restaurant, explores her roots in Pennsylvania, and ventures to Rome and Milan, all the while retracing the inspiration for her culinary career ad exploring what it truly means to cook, think, create,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 GAB

Summary: At over a billion dollars, the mobile food industry is enjoying more publicity and notoriety than ever before. Catering to a new generation of foodies looking for quick and unique specialties, the mobile food business is booming with new opportunities for eager entrepreneurs like you. From gourmet food to all-American basics and hot dog wagons to bustaurants, our experts give you the delicious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Entrepreneur Media, Inc. 2015

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Summary: Fourteen children's book artists draw their favorite foods and explain why they love them, using short stories, statements, and poems.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books/Henry Holt and Company 2019

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Summary: Women on Food unites the radical, diverging female voices of the food industry in this urgent, moving, and often humorous collection of essays, interviews, questionnaires, illustrations, quotes, and ephemera. Edited by Charlotte Druckman and featuring esteemed food journalists and thinkers, including Soleil Ho, Nigella Lawson, Diana Henry, Carla Hall, Samin Nosrat, Rachael Ray, and many others,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5092 WOM

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: By ensuring customer safety, a food business also protects itself-from bad publicity, sinking profits, and even legal action. This program guides viewers through sanitation tools and procedures that are essential to the management of any food-related enterprise, including both food service outlets and food manufacturing facilities. Incorporating interviews with a cafe chef, a quality manager at...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Pampered African Prince Akeem is a rebel who is against an arranged marriage and heads to Queens, New York to find a new bride. His regal father agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a "regular" guy job at a fast-food...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY COM

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: Travel journalist Rudy Maxa and Washington, D.C. restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa present three episodes that highlight three distinct regions of Japan, focusing on the nation's food and food producers. From the ramen of the northern island of Hokkaido, to the sushi of Tokyo, to the Wagyu beef raised on the southern island of Kyushu, food is a window on the soul of Japan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.2 RUD

Webster, Christy

Summary: From the tallest cake ever made to the most peanut butter and jelly sandwiches eaten in a minute, these Guinness World Records will make you hungry for greatness!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE WEB

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