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)

Food Chain Workers