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Suggested Readings for the FYS on ‘Seeds of Change: Unconventional Agriculture in a Fast Food Age’

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These are the books Professor Molly Jensen suggested to students in her First-Year Seminar on “Seeds of Change:  Unconventional Agriculture in a Fast Food Age”

Berry, Wendell.  Bringing it to the Table:  On Farming and Food.  Berkeley, California:  Counterpoint, 2009.

Costa, Temra.  Farmer Jane:  Women Changing the Way We Eat.  Layton, Utah:  Gibbs Smith, 2010.

Gottlieb, Robert and Anupama Joshi.  Food Justice.  Cambridge, Massachusetts:  MIT Press, 2010.

Kingsolver, Barbara.  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2007.

Nestle, Marion.  Food Politics:  How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health.  Berkeley:  University of California Press, 2002.

Patel, Raj.  Stuff and Starved:  The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.  Brooklyn, New York:  Melville House, 2007

Schlosser, Eric.  Fast Food Nation:  The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.  New York:  Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Shiva, Vandana.  Soil Not Oil:  Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Change.  Boston, Massachusetts:  South End Press, 2008.

Wulf, Andrea.  Founding Gardeners:  The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.