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The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals
“Food, Inc.”, running in movie theatres, www.foodincmovie.com
G8 move to halt 'farmland grabbing', Financial Times, May 26, 2009
“Spoiled: Organic and Local Is So 2008” Excerpt of an article posted at www.motherjones.com.
Allen, Patricia (Ed.). Food for the future: Conditions and contradictions of sustainability.
Wiley & Sons, 1996, 328 pages
(With a chapter by Couch 2009 speaker Harriett Friedmann: After Midas' feast: Alternative food regimes for the future.)
Barndt, Deborah. Tangled routes: Women, work, and globalization on the tomato trail.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2007, 335 pages
Barndt, Deborah (Ed.). Women working the NAFTA food chain: Women, food and globalization.
Second Story Press, 1999, 280 pages
(With a chapter by Couch 2009 speaker Harriett Friedmann: “Remaking Traditions”: How we eat, what we eat and the changing political economy of food.)
Belasco, Warren and Roger Horowitz. Food chains: From farmyard to shopping cart.
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008, 320 pages
Belasco, Warren and Philip Scranton. Food nations: Selling taste in consumer societies.
Routledge, 2002, 288 pages
Belasco, Warren. Meals to come: A history of the future of food.
University of California Press, 2006, 358 pages
Bernstein, Henry, Ben Crow, Maureen Mackintosh & Charlotte Martin (Eds.). The food question: Profits versus people?
Earthscan Publications, 1990, 214 pages
(With a chapter by Couch 2009 speaker Harriett Friedmann: The origins of third world food dependence.)
Bray, Tamara L. The archaeology and politics of food and feasting in early states and empires.
Springer, 2003, 292 pages
Buhler, William, Stephen Morse and Eddie Arthur. Science, agriculture and research: A compromised participation?
Earthscan, 2002, 163 pages
Charles, Daniel. Lords of the harvest: Biotech, big money, and the future of food.
Da Capo Press, 2002, 368 pages
Clapp, Jennifer (Couch 2009 speaker) and Peter Dauvergne. Paths to a green world: The political economy of the global environment
MIT Press, 2005, 327 pages
Clapp, Jennifer (Couch 2009 speaker) and Doris Fuchs (Eds.), Corporate power in global agrifood governance.
Mit Pr, 2009, 312 pages
Clapp, Jennifer (Couch 2009 speaker). Adjustment and agriculture in Africa: Farmers, the state, and the world bank in Guinea.
St. Martin's Press, 1997, 216 pages
Conway, Gordon. The doubly Green Revolution: Food for all in the twenty-first century.
Penguin Books, 1997, 334 pages
DeGregori, Thomas R. Bountiful harvest: Technology, food safety, and the environment.
Cato Institute, 2002, 262 pages
Dreze, Jean, Amartya Kumar Sen and Athar Hussain. The political economy of hunger: Selected essays.
Oxford University Press, 1995, 644 pages
Dyer, Gwynne. The climate wars.
Random House of Canada Ltd, 2008, 304 pages
Gollner, Adam. The fruit hunters: A story of nature, adventure, commerce and obsession.
Simon & Schuster, 2008, 279 pages
Grescoe, Taras. Bottomfeeder: How to eat ethically in a world of vanishing seafood.
Bloomsbury USA, 2008, 327 pages
Grescoe, Taras, Dead Seas: How the Fish on Our Plates Is Killing Our Planet.
Pan Macmillan, 2009, 304 pages
Grew, Raymond, Food in global history.
Westview Press, 1999, 304 pages
(With a chapter by Couch 2009 speaker Harriett Friedmann: Circles of growing and eating: The political ecology of food and agriculture.)
Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb, Shabd S. Acharya and Benjamin Davis. Food insecurity, Vulnerability and human rights failure.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, 368 pages
Heintzman, Andrew and Evan Solomon. Feeding the future: From fat to famine, how to solve the world's food crises.
House of Anansi, 2006, 317 pages
Holthaus, Gary H. From the farm to the table: What all Americans need to know about agriculture.
University Press of Kentucky, 2006, 363 pages
Imhoff, Daniel , Michael Pollan and Fred Kirschenmann, Food fight: The citizen's guide to a food and farm bill.
University of California Press, 2007, 167 pages
Jayne, Thomas S.,Isaac J. Minde and Gem Argwings-Kodhek. Perspectives on agricultural transformation: A view from Africa.
Nova Science, 2002, 273 pages
Katz, Sander Ellix. The revolution will not be microwaved: Inside America's underground food movements.
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2006, 378 pages
Kuyek, Devlin. Stolen seeds.The privatisation of Canada's agricultural biodiversity.
Ram's Horn, 2004
Lambrecht, Bill, Dinner at the new gene café: how genetic engineering is changing what we eat, how we live, and the global politics of food.
St. Martin's Press, 2001, 383 pages
Lappé, Frances Moore, Joseph Collins and Peter Rosset. World hunger: 12 myths.
Grove Press, 1998, 270 pages
Levenstein, Harvey A. Paradox of plenty.
University of California Press, 2003, 353 pages
Lien, Marianne E. and Brigitte Nerlich. The politics of food.
Berg Publishers, 2004, 244 pages
McManis, Charles R., Biodiversity and the law: Intellectual property, biotechnology and traditional knowledge.
Earthscan, 2007, 484 pages
Menzel, Peter and Faith D'Aluisio. Hungry planet: What the world eats.
Ten Speed Press, 2007, 287 pages
Mitchell, Alanna. Seasick: The hidden crisis of global ocean change.
McClelland & Stewart, 2009, 320 pages
Mougeot, Luc J. A. Growing better cities: Urban agriculture for sustainable development.
IDRC, 2006, 97 pages
Nabhan, Gary Paul. Where our food comes from: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's quest to end famine.
Island Press, 2008, 256 pages
Nestle, Marion. Food politics: How the food industry influences nutrition and health.
University of California Press, 2002, 472 pages
Nestle, Marion. Safe food: bacteria, biotechnology, and bioterrorism.
University of California Press, 2003, 350 pages
Off, Carol (Couch 2009 speaker). Bitter chocolate: Investigating the dark side of the world's most seductive sweet.
Random House Canada, 2006, 336 pages
Patel, Raj. Stuffed and starved: Markets, power and the hidden battle for the world's food system.
HarperCollins, 2008, 438 pages
Paul, Helena, Ricarda Steinbrecher, Lucy Michaels and Devlin Kuyek. Hungry corporations: How transnational biotech companies colonise the food chain.
Zed Books, 2003, 242 pages
Pearce, Fred. When the rivers run dry: Water, the defining crisis of the twenty-first century.
Beacon Press, 2006, 324 pages
Pence, Gregory E. The ethics of food: A reader for the twenty-first century.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2002, 287 pages
Petrini, Carlo, Clara Furlan and Jonathan Hunt. Slow food nation: Why our food should be good, clean, and fair.
Rizzoli International Publications Inc, 2007, 262 pages
Pollan, Michael. In defense of food: An eater's manifesto.
Penguin Group, 2008, 244 pages
Pollan, Michael. The omnivore's dilemma: A natural history of four meals.
Thorndike Press, 2006, 711 pages
Pringle, Peter. Food, Inc: Mendel to Monsanto – the promises and perils of the biotech harvest.
Simon & Schuster, 2003, 239 pages
Roberts, Paul. The end of food.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008, 390 pages
Roberts, Wayne, Roderick John MacRae and Lori Stahlbrand. Real food for a change: Bringing nature, joy and justice to the table.
Random House of Canada, 1999,243 pages
Russell, Alan and John Vogler. The international politics of biotechnology: Investigating global futures.
Manchester University Press, 2000, 259 pages
Sánchez, Pedro A., Nalan Yuksel, Philip Dobie, and M. S. Swaminathan, Halving hunger: It can be done
Earthscan, 2005, 245 pages
Schlosser, Eric. Fast food nation: The dark side of the all-American meal.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001, 356 pages
Scoones, Ian. Science, agriculture and the politics of policy: The case of biotechnology in India.
Orient Blackswan, 2006, 417 pages
Shiva, Vandana. Manifestos on the future of food & seed.
South End Press, 2007, 145 pages
Shiva, Vandana. Stolen harvest: The hijacking of the global food supply.
South End Press, 2000.
Singer, Peter and Jim Mason. The way we eat: Why our food choices matter.
Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006, 328 pages
Smith, Alisa and James MacKinnon. The 100-Mile diet: A year of local eating.
Random House Canada, 2007, 272 pages
Tudge, Colin. So shall we reap: What's gone wrong with the world's food – and how to fix it.
Penguin, 2004, 451 pages
Uvin, Peter. The international organization of hunger.
Kegan Paul International, 1994, 334 pages
Wambugu, Florence. Modifying Africa: How biotechnology can benefit the poor and hungry, a case study from Kenya.
Florence M. Wambugu, 2005, 79 pages
Watson, James L. and Melissa L. Caldwell. The cultural politics of food and eating: A reader.
Blackwell Publishing, 2005, 320 pages
Wiebe, Keith, Nicole Ballenger, Keith Daniel Wiebe, and Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Who will be fed in the 21st century?
International Food Policy Research Institute with the Economic Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2001, 102 pages
Wright, Wynn and Gerad Middendorf. The fight over food: Producers, consumers, and activists challenge the global food system.
Penn State Press, 2007, 301 pages