Resources

“The Botany of Desire.” PBS. August 18, 2009. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdXOeWMwX-4&feature=player_embedded.

Preview of the PBS special based off Michael Pollan’s book by the same name.

 

“Campus Sustainable Food Projects: Critique and Engagement.” Peggy Barlett. American Anthropologist. March 2011. Retrieved from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1548-1433.2010.01309.x/abstract.

Barlett examines the role of campuses in testing alternative food system designs. She looks at purchasing goals, academic programs, direct marketing, and experiential learning as the tools that campuses are using to integrate different approaches to food into the campus experience, and the impact these efforts are having.

 

Civil Eats. April 25, 3013. Retreived from: http://civileats.com.

A news site for critical thought concerning food, the sustainable food movement, and food justice.

 

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers. March 25, 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.ciw-online.org/.

The official web page for the CIW. Includes links to the Fair Food Program, pictures and reports from the March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food, and more information about the group and their work.

 

Eben Kirksey. Vimeo. 2012. Retreived from: http://vimeo.com/user4543529.

Eben Kirksey’s Vimeo page. Includes videos featuring Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing.


Follow the Things. Ian Cook. April 24, 2013. Retrieved from: Followthethings.com.

A cool mock-shopping website from geographer Ian Cook that helps consumers find documentaries, books, and more that detail how their products are created, distributed, and consumed.

 

“Food Desert Locator.” Economic Resource Service, United States Department of Agriculture. August 23, 2012. Retrieved from: http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-desert-locator/go-to-the-locator.aspx.

A navigable map tool from the USDA showing areas that have been designated “food deserts.” Designed to disperse information and be a resource for community planners. Accompanying pages explain the rationale for the map and define the term “food desert.”

 

“The Food Freedom Movement.” Shawn Studer. Natural Living Source. September 8, 2011. Retrieved from: http://naturallivingsource.com/health/the-food-freedom-movement-has-begun/.

An impassioned call for people to join the Food Freedom Movement. Includes an ordinance declaring the right to make food choices.

 

Grist.  April 24, 2013. Retreived from: http://grist.org/.

An entertaining non-profit news site on environmental issues including food.

 

“Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods.” P. Byrne. Colorado State University Extension.  September 2010. Retrieved from: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09371.html.

A good overview of the debates surrounding the labeling of genetically modified or engineered foods.

 

“A Mindful Carnivore.” Tovar Cerulli. 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.tovarcerulli.com/.

The website of a vegan-turned-hunter. Includes blog posts and videos.

 

“Poor Diet.” Washington and Lee University. May 2012. Retrieved from: http://journalism.wlu.edu/FoodinRockbridge/.

A website from a W&L journalism course compiling information about hunger in Rockbridge County, including video interviews with community members and analyses of programs like food stamps as they happen in Rockbridge.

 

“Putting Expired Foods to Healthy Use.” Jenna Russell and Jenn Abelson. The Boston Globe. February 26, 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/02/25/former-trader-joe-executive-wants-sell-inexpensive-prepared-meals-made-from-expired-food/Cyz1TwTAEFbQnWxn0teNsN/story.html.

An article looking at the plan of former Trader Joe’s president, Doug Rauch, to open up a store selling expired food in the Dorchester area.

 

“Rockbridge County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau.” US Census Bureau. January 10, 2013. Retreived from: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/51/51163.html.

Census information about Rockbridge County, Virginia. Links to other regional census information if you want to know more about your own area!

 

“Steve Holt.” Take Part. April 24, 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.takepart.com/author/steve-holt.

Articles from food writer, Steve Holt, who takes a sometime critical but often helpful look at a lot of the things going on in the food movement and in our food system.

 

“Visual Culture of Food Waste Data.” Max Liboiron. Discard Studies. January 22, 2012. Retrieved from: http://discardstudies.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/visual-culutre-of-food-waste-data-theaters-of-proof/.

Contains many cool infographics relating to food.

 



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