Book Review - Cowed

Whether or not you eat beef or consume dairy, America's relationship with cattle is incredibly important to understand. And, if you want to get truly informed about the state of the cattle industry and how we could improve it to be more sustainable, there's no more exhaustive book out there than "Cowed" by Dennis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes.

Stefanie Sacks Asks: What the Fork Are You Eating?

Ever found yourself in a grocery aisle stymied over competing labels and claims, wondering which food is the best buy for you? Good news - help is here! And regardless of how much you know about the healthiness of food, Stefanie Sacks' astoundingly helpful new book has something for you.

Naomi Klein's Call to Climate Action: This Changes Everything

"What is wrong with us? What is really preventing us from putting out the fire that is threatening to burn down our collective house?" asks Naomi Klein early in This Changes Everything. Her new book on the relationship between climate change and capitalism is a must-read, smart and feisty call to action.

Too Big to Be Fair: Foodopoly (a Book Review)

The San Francisco Gate called the book "politically brave" and it truly is. Foodopoly is a compelling read and a rock-solid resource for anyone trying to figure out how we went from a nation of healthy farmers to the fast food nation we currently live in, and how we might be able - with hard work - to get home again.

How to Curb Food Waste, Holiday Style

During the holiday season, the mindset of overabundance and a house full of dinner guests can lead to even more waste. We asked Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland, why food waste in our country is so high and what we can do to help ourselves and others during the holiday season.

(Cook) Book Review: The Happiness Diet

We are all looking for happiness. Is it possible that it’s as close as the end of our forks? Tyler Graham and Drew Ramsey, MD, whose new book, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body, features with a juicy burger on the cover, say it is. And the good looking burger on the cover of their book - meat, cheese, bun, veggies and all - are part of the prescription.

Getting to Know Your Food: No Happy Cows (A Book Review)

No Happy Cows provides a terrific overview of many Big Issues in Food Today and resources to help navigate the grocery store (and the internet). John Robbins argues that we owe it to ourselves as consumers (and eaters) to engage with our food system more mindfully.

Fit for a King: On the Future of Food (A Book Review)

The Prince’s impressive speech is a book, now available in most bookstores. In his foreword, Wendell Berry calls Prince Charles the only eminent person with "both the clarity to see and the courage to speak candidly about the obvious failures and dangers of industrial agriculture." Here, here!

Short Story Long: My Empire of Dirt (A Book Review)

What Howard seems to take away from the project is the singular idea that, hey, he doesn’t have to buy eggs anymore when he can get them from his chicken. Really? That’s all? I wasn’t expecting a zealous conversion to the merits of urban farming, but I did expect more reflection on how The Farm, despite its failures, fit within the larger context of the sustainable food movement.

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