Want to learn more? Check out our list of good writing on topics relevant to the Two Strategies.
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Michael Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual offers easy to read, engaging guidance on how to eat ethically. This popular book is a great starting point if you want to learn more about how to change your eating habits for the better. For a more in-depth discussion of the consequences of our food choices, check out Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.
Marion Nestle’s What to Eat blends careful research and personal narrative to explore the intersections between the global food system, nutrition, and health. It’s a powerhouse of information on the complexities of the food system that will make you see your local grocery store in a new light.
If you want to learn more about food ethics, Paul B. Thompson’s From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone is a good place to start. Thompson’s book is a comprehensive tome that provides an in-depth look at a wide array of topics in the food ethics space.
To learn more about the environmental and animal welfare effects of animal agriculture:
In Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics and Dietary Choice, Lisa Kemmerer explores the environmental effects of eating animals. She combines moral discussion with scientific analysis and historical perspective as she examines the problems of our food system and how to solve them.
EPA Food Recovery Challenge. Organizations that take part in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results.
BioCycle. Published since 1960, BioCycle is the go-to magazine and website on composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion, and renewable energy.
Ready to start cooking?
If all this reading about food has made you hungry, you’ll want to pick up one of these cookbooks:
Matthew Prescott’s Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World pairs essays about the food system with healthy, plant-based recipes. Prescott tackles the big issues — pollution, deforestation, water use are just a few — with personal interviews, case studies, and engaging graphics. The second half of the book features environmentally friendly recipes. With its lush, full-page color photography, this book would make a great gift or coffee table read.