Food

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After the "Special Period": Against The Current vol. 89
Quinn, Rachel
Article
2000
U.S. activists interview Cuban student. In July, Solidarity supporters Tim Marshall, Rachel Quinn and Sara Abraham had the opportunity to take classes at the University of Havana as a part of the Lang...
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
The Canadian Green Consumer Guide: How You Can Help
Book
1988
A guide to responsible shopping that won't cost the earth.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Canned Dreams
Gauriloff, Katja
Film/Video
2012
A simple can of ravioli propels this spectacular 30,000-kilometre, eight-country journey through all phases of food production and the far flung sources of international ingredients.
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions Library: Food Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
The End of Food: The coming Crisis in the World Food Industry
Roberts, Paul
Book
Paul Robert's in his book The End of Food scrutinizes the food industry, documenting our eating patterns, the global economy which supports it and the ethics behind it. He maintains that the quanttit...
The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat
Clover, Charles
Book
2006
Decades and even centuries of habitat destruction, pollution, and overfishing have transformed and degraded the oceans.
Food 2000: Global Policies for Sustainable Agriculture
World Commission on Environment and Development
Book
World food production is characterized by unsaleable surpluses in Europe and North America, alongside mass hunger in the Third World. This report to the WCED argues this pattern is ecologically destru...
Food Fanatics
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Ill-informed dogmatism has no place in a healthy lifestyle.
Food First: Ten Days for World Development
Gardner, Robert (ed.)
Article
1977
Tabloid that exposes the "food myths" that are obstacles to people feeding themselves, particularly in the Third World.
Food First: Beyond the Myth of Scarcity
Lappe, Francis Moore; Collins, Joseph; Fowler, Cary
Book
1977
Food, Shelter and the American Dream
Aronowitz, Stanley
Book
1974
Discusses the state of the American economy, the consequences for politics and culture that might arise from the new situation, and possible solutions.
The Food Wars
Bello,Walden
Book
2009
Walden Bello presents an analysis of the various causes of hikes in global food prices and their effects on poverty in the countries of the global South.
Foodies and farmworkers: Allies or enemies?
Magdoff, Fred
Article
2015
Fred Magdoff reviews Labor and the Locavore. Can the 'buy local food' movement support both sustainable farming and justice for farmworkers?
From Land to Mouth: Understanding the Food System: Second helping
Kneen, Brewster
Book
1993
An analysis of the industrial capitalist food system.
The Future of Food
Garcia, Deborah Koons (director)
Film/Video
2004
Explores the radical changes in our diet and our food in the last half century.
Global Thoughts, Local Actions
McConkey, David
Book
1984
A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives
Steel, Carolyn
Book
2008
Hungry City details the transformation of the food industry and it's not so benevolent impact on humanity. Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are the by-products of a system that is characterized by ...
Marx as a Food Theorist
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2016
Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revoluti...
The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food
Roberts, Wayne
Book
2008
A world tour of food—from industrialized production and consumption to community food security.
Nuclear War Manual for Dogs
Kurtz, Jerry
Book
1983
...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016: Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
Radical Digressions 3
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2001
Real Food For A Change: Bringing Nature, Joy and Justice to the Table
Roberts, Wayne; McRae, Rod; and Stahlbrand, Lori
Book
1999
The three authors of this book argue that people need to avoid Industrial food-making. Instead, people in Canada must turn to organic farming to produce their own food. It is good for economy and go...
The Right to Food First
Article
1978
A look at the structures that support world food trade and prevent even distribution of food worldwide.
Sharing Daily Bread
Slide Show
1976
16 minute slide tape documentary defining the causes of global food shortage.
A Short History of Progress
Wright, Ronald
Book
2004
If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
So Shall We Reap
Tudge, Colin
Book
2003
An expose on the fallout of the present drive for maximum food production at rock-bottom cost, as health scares spiral, rural workers are driven off the land, and poor nations are forced to export the...
Steal This Book
Hoffman, Abbie
Book
1971
A guide to fighting government and corporations. The book is divided into three sections, "Survive!", "Fight!" and "Liberate!"
The Supermarket Tour: A Handbook for Education and Action
White, Philip
Book
1978
A handbook for action on food issues in Canada which guides people through the store and gives summaries of many of the products on the shelves.
The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
Hewitt, Ben
Book
2010
An account of how cooperative agricultural enterprises are revitalizing the economy of a town in Vermont.
Via Campesina Declaration on Food Sovereignty 1996: The Right to Produce and Access Land
Article
1996
Food is a basic human rights. This right can only be realized in a system where food sovereignty is guaranteed.
The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
Singer, Peter; Mason, Jim
Book
2006
The authors make a case for how people's everyday food choices affect others' lives.
What Difference Could a Revolution Make?: Food and Farming in The New Nicarauga
Collins, Joseph; with Lappe, Moore Frances; and Allen, Nick
Book
1982
Reports on the dramatic changes brought by the first three years of the Sandinista revolution.
When Food Kills
Pennington, T. Hugh
Book
2003

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Ark II - The Animal Rights Kollective
To promote and protect the rights of all animals and foster their individual liberties through direct action, political action, and public awareness campaigns. Our goal is to abolish all forms of crue...
Arusha Cross-Cultural Centre
Stimulate reflection and action by Canadians to promote equitable development of peoples at home and abroad, and communication and understanding among people of different cultures.
City Farmer
City Farmer encourages urban dwellers to pull up a patch of lawn and plant some vegetables, kitchen herbs and fruit. The website is a collection of stories about City Farmer's work in Vancouver, Canad...
Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Council of Canadians
We believe that we Canadians should control our natural resources, our energy, our water, and our culture. We believe the important political and economic decisions that decide our future should be ma...
Food Banks Canada
National umbrella group for Canadian food banks, distributed nearly 9 million pounds of food in 2003 to member food banks in all provinces. Works to promote the eradication of hunger and poverty in Ca...
FoodCycles
FoodCycles is a city farm not for profit based in the Greater Toronto Area that raises worms, produces nutritious, vibrant soil compost and grows food. Our vision is to create a just and ecological ur...
Ram's Horn
A watchdog report on food issues and the agribusiness industry.
Sources
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Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an international financial institution in 1977 as the outcome of a conference organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected th...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...

Sources Library

Digestion
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breaking down of food into smaller components that can be absorbed into a blood stream, for instance.
Food
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Food is any substance or materials[1] eaten or drunk to provide nutritional support for the body or for pleasure.
Food & Nutrition Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to food and nutrition in the Sources directory for the media.
Food fortification
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Food fortification is the public health policy of adding micronutrients to foodstuffs to ensure that minimum dietary requirements are met.
France Remains Faithful to Food as Meals Continue to be a Collective Affair
Chemin, Anne
2014
In France, life is dominated by three shared meals, and it's taboo to break the ritual, writes Anne Chemin.
Health claims on food labels
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Health claims on food labels are claims by manufacturers of food products that their food will reduce the risk of developing a disease or condition.
How the Great Food War Will Be Won
Latham, Jonathan
2015
Thus the necessary shift in perception is to see that, as in most wars, the crucial struggle in the food war is the one inside people's heads. And that the great food war will be won by the side that ...
Jamie Oliver: 'Tell me Mr Gove, Mr Lansley. How can we stop Britain being the most unhealthy country in Europe?'
In the 10 years since opening his Fifteen restaurant, Jamie Oliver's campaigns have gone global. But his passion to improve British schools
Adams, Tim
2012
Jaime Oliver continues in his challenge to the educate people on healthy eating, with or without the British government's aid.
Why India's first 100% organic state matters
Oberst, Lindsay
2016
In a mountainous region in eastern India, Sikkim is now a 100% organic state, with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers and no GMOs. This matters because it shows that organic food in an entire regio...

From the Connexions Archives

Food, Hunger, Agribusiness
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This is Our Place
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Alternative resources for low income families.