Food & Culture Articles, Books & Chapters

2002. What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? New York Times Magazine, July 7, 2002.

2003. The Skinny on Fat. Gastronomica 3 (1), 28-36.

Allen, P. (2007). The Disappearance of Hunger in America. Gastronomica: the Journal of Food and Culture. Vol. 7

Borlaug, N.  (2004). The Frankenfood Myth. Westport, CT: Praeger.(Available as a downloaded pdf for a fee).

Glassner, B. (2007). The Gospel of Food. New York: Perennial.

Guptill, A. E., Copelton, D. A., & Lucal, B. (2017). Food and society: Principles and paradoxes. John Wiley & Sons.

Levenstein, .H (2003). Revolution at the table: the transformation of the American diet (Vol. 7). Univ of California Press.

Manning, R . (2004).  The oil we eat: following the food chain back to Iraq.

Miller, H.I. & G. Conko. (2004). A Brave New World of Biotechnology? More Like a Brave Old World! Pp. 1-18 in The Frankenfood Myth. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Nestle, M. (2010). What to eat. Macmillan.

Nestle, M. (2003). Safe Food. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Nestle, M. (2002). Food Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Patel, R. (2008). Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House Publishing.

Pollan, M. (2006). The Omnivore’s Dilemma. New York: Penguin (free download of entire book).pdfPollan, M. (2008). In Defense of Food. New York: Penguin Press.

Roberts, P.  (2008). The End of Food. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Singer, P.  and J. Mason. (2006). What We Eat. Rodale. “The Ethics of Eating Meat,” 241-260 .

Striffler, S.  (2006). Chicken: The Dangerous Transformation of America’s Favorite Food. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Food & Culture Podcasts

Spilled Milk 

A Taste from the Past

 Go Fork Yourself

 You are what you cook podcast and pdf- National Public Radio)


 Food & Culture Videos

Cocoa Cola The Real Story Behind the Real Thing

Fed up 

Life and Debt

The truth about food

The story of tea

PBS In Defense of Food video

USDA Food Pyramid


Food & Culture Websites

Food and Drug Association (FDA)  website

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA website)

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Services

Environmental Protection Association (EPA website)



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