Food System Resources
These are a few of the food systems-related books that have been huge influences on my work. If you have suggestions for others to add to this list, feel free to drop me a line!
by Marion Nestle
I read this book for the first time just before starting grad school for nutrition, and it forever changed the way I think about the food industry.
by Raj Patel
An indispensable, big-picture view of the global food supply, with an emphasis on peoples’ movements and the power of collective action.
by Eric Holt-Giménez
In order to truly understand how the food system works, it’s essential to learn about capitalism. Holt-Giménez unpacks this complex topic and challenges conventional wisdom with this important book.
by Michael Pollan
This modern classic illustrates how little “real” food we eat. The nutrition advice Pollan leaves us with is timeless and succinct: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
by Michael Moss
A disturbing yet fascinating inside look into the business of creating craveable snacks. Blazin Bitz were very much inspired by some of the products profiled in this book.
Food System Resources (general)
- Civil Eats
- The Secret Ingredient Podcast
- “The Taste Makers,” a New Yorker article about the process of creating natural flavors
Food Chain Workers
- Coalition of Immokalee Workers (Florida)
- Community to Community Development (Washington)
- Dolores Huerta Foundation (United States)
- Food Chain Workers Alliance (United States)
- Food First (California)
- United Farm Workers (California and United States)
- Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies by Seth Holmes
- “You Came Here to Suffer” (article about the H-2A farmworker program)