Food For Thought

Food for thoughtFood For Thought

Cicero wrote, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

Here’s a list of can’t-put-down, provocative reads to  nourish your starving brain with “food for thought.”

From the farmers’ bookshelves:

“The Unsettling of America”
Wendell Berry

“The New Horse-Powered Farm:  Tools and Systems for the Small-Scale Sustainable Market Grower”
Stephen Leslie

“The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth”
Jonny Bowden

“Eating on the Wild Side:  The Missing Link to Optimum Health”
Jo Robinson

“The Third Plate:  Field Notes on The Future of Food”                                                                              Dan Barber

“Eating Animals”                                                                                                                                                           Jonathan Safran Foer

“The GMO Deception”                                                                                                                                          Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Graber

“In Defense of Food”
Michael Pollan

“Confronting Consumption”
Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates, and Ken Concha

 “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”
Michael Pollan

“The Fatal Harvest Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture”                                               Kimbell                                               

Fresh:  New thinking about what we’re eating”  (A video)
Ana Sophia Joanes

“The Way into Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World”
Elliot N. Dorff

“Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked America”
Richard Manning

“What Are People For?”
Wendell Berry

“Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating”
Jane Goodall

“Outgrowing the Earth”
Lester R. Brown

“Sustainable Capitalism”
John Ikerd

Barry Estabrook

“Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children”
Kalich, Bauer, and McPartlin

“Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots: Gardening Together with Children”
Sharon Lovejoy

“One Seed to Another:  The New Small Farming”
Paul Hunter


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