Closing the Food Gap by Mark Winne

Food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both diabetes and obesity, what can we do to make healthier foods available for everyone?

Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty by Mark Winne

Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness by Lisa M. Hamilton

Hamilton makes this vital inquiry through the stories of three unconventional farmers: Harry Lewis, an African-American dairyman in Texas who plays David to the Goliath of agribusiness corporations; Virgil Trujillo, a tenth-generation rancher in New Mexico struggling to restore agriculture as a pillar of his community; and the Podolls, a modern pioneer family in North Dakota breeding new varieties of plants to face the future’s double threat: global warming and biotech food.

Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness by Lisa M. Hamilton

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle

An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics laid the groundwork for today’s food revolution and changed the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. Now, a new introduction and concluding chapter bring us up to date on the key events in that movement. This pathbreaking, prize-winning book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle