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Suggested information resources (print and online) on food safety, security, national and international food agencies. Topics relating to food include nutrition, eating disorders, hunger, agricultural and gardening practices, and sources for statistics.
"Established in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) continues to be the industry’s leading advocate for the development, marketing and movement of quality seed and associated products and services throughout the world. ASTA promotes the development of better seed to produce better crops for a better quality of life."
Information on factors that affect access to healthy, affordable food; allows users to map data by county and search community characteristics. The map provides detailed information on local food environments and health outcomes.
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is part of a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
"The biotech industry stands 100 percent behind the health and safety of the GM crops on the market today, but we acknowledge that we haven’t done the best job communicating about them – what they are, how they are made, what the safety data says.This website is the beginning of a new conversation among everyone who cares about how our food is grown."
GMO Answers is funded by the members of The Council for Biotechnology Information, which includes BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Monsanto Company and Syngenta. Our members are dedicated to the responsible development and application of plant biotechnology.
Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline. Today's agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families, and as a nation we are thus more estranged from the land - from the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it. We continue to suffer loss of community, the devaluation of human work, and the destruction of nature under an economics dedicated to the mechanistic pursuit of products and profits.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver; Camille Kingsolver; Steven L. Hopp
Call Number: SCIENCE S521.5.A67 K56 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. This book makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet. "This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew."
Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman; Kathy Bray (Illustrator); Barbara Damrosch (Foreword by)
Call Number: SCIENCE SB324.3 .C64 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States has more winter sunshine than the south of France. He shows how North American gardeners can successfully use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat, even in Maine.