Understanding Sustainability

Sustainability References

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Berg, Joel. 2008. All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America? Seven Stories, New York. [review by Michael Pollan in New York Review of Books]

Block, Jason P., Richard Scribner, and Karen B. DeSalvo. "Fast Food, Race/Ethnicity, and Income: A Geographic Analysis." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 27(3):211-217. 

Carolan, Michael S. 2011. Embodied Food Politics. Ashgate, Burlington. [review by Anna Krzywoszynska]

Edelman, Mark. 1987. "From Costa Rican Pasture to North American Hamburger." Pages 541-561 in Marvin Harris and Eric B. Ross (eds.), Food and Evolution: Toward a Theory of Human Food Habits, Temple University Press, Philadelphia.

Flammang, Janet A. 2009. The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society. University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago. [review by Michael Pollan in the New York Review of Books]

Flegal, Katherine M., Margaret D. Carroll, Cynthia L. Ogden, and Lester R. Curtin. 2010. "Prevalence and Trends in Obesity among US Adults, 1999-2008." Journal of the American Medical Association 303(3):235-241.

FNB/BANR (ed.). 2012. Exploring Health and Environmental Costs of Food: Workshop Summary. Food and Nutrition Board (FNB)/Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR), Institute of Medicine. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Foer, Jonathan Safran. Eating Animals. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston. [review by Michael Pollan in New York Review of Books]

Fortin, Neil D. 2003. "The Hang-up with HACCP: The Resistance to Translating Science into Food Safety Law." Food and Drug Law Journal 58:565-594. [abstract with PDF available]

Heller, Martin C. and Gregory A. Keoleian. 2000. "Life Cycle-based Sustainability Indicators for Assessment of the U.S. Food System." Report #CSS00-04, 6 December, Center for Sustainable Systems, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. [PDF] [related brief factsheet (PDF)]

Kaimowitz, David, Benoit Mertens, Sven Wunder, and Pablo Pacheco. n.d. "Hamburger Connection Fuels Amazon Destruction: Cattle Ranching and Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon." Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor Barat, Indonesia. [PDF]

Kavanagh, Kylie, Kate L. Jones, Janet Sawyer, Kathryn Kelley, J. Jeffrey Carr, Janice D. Wagner, and Lawrence L. Rudel. 2007. "Trans Fat Diet Induces Abdominal Obesity and Changes in Insulin Sensitivity in Monkeys." Obesity 15(7):1675-1684. [PDF] [news story

Lustig, Robert H. 2013. Sugar Has 56 Names: A Shopper's Guide. Hudson Street Press, New York. 

Lustig, Robert H., Laura A. Schmidt, and Claire D. Brindis. 2012. "Public health: The toxic truth about sugar." Nature 482:27-29. 

Moss, Michael. 2013. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. Random House, New York. [short video on cheese] [interview video] [review] [excerpt on Coke] [news story] [NPR interview podcast including Melanie Warner author of Pandora's Lunchbox]

Myers, Norman. 1981. "The Hamburger Connection: How Central America's Forests Became North America's Hamburgers." Ambio 10:3-8. [abstract]

Patel, Raj. 2008. Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. Melville House, Brooklyn. [excerpt] [video interview on Democracy Now] [author video presentation]

Petrini, Carlo. Terra Madre: Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, Vermont. [review by Michael Pollan in New York Review of Books]

Pfeiffer, Dale Allen. 2006. Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, British Columbia. [related paper by Author] [review]

Pollan, Michael. 2007a. "Unhappy Meals." New York Times Magazine 28 January.

Pollan, Michael. 2008. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Penguin Press, New York. [PDF] [related video presentation by author]

Pollan, Michael. 2010. "The Food Movement, Rising." New York Review of Books 10 June.

Salatin, Joel. 2007. Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front. Polyface, Swoope, VA. [review by Michael Pollan in New York Review of Books]

Salvador, Ricardo J. 2012. "Accessibility to Food." Pages 42-45 in FNB/BANR (ed.), Exploring Health and Environmental Costs of Food: Workshop Summary. Food and Nutrition Board (FNB)/Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR), Institute of Medicine. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. 

Salvador, Ricardo J. 2012. "Food Choices: Modernity and the Responsibility of Eaters." Green Fire Times 45:11-12, 29, 33. 

Schlosser, Eric. 2002. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Harper Perennial, New York. [wiki summary] [excerpts]

Sherry, B., H.M. Blanck, D.A. Galuska, L. Pan, and W.H. Dietz. 2010. "Vital Signs: State-Specific Obesity Prevalence among Adults – United States, 2009." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta) 59(Early Release):1-5. [news summary]

Singh, Gopal K. and Barry A. Miller. 2004. "Health, Life Expectancy, and Mortality Patterns among Immigrant Populations in the United States." Canadian Journal of Public Health 95(3):14-21. [PDF] [related news story]

Singh, Gopal K. and Robert A. Hiatt. 2006. "Trends and disparities in socioeconomic and behavioural characteristics, life expectancy, and cause-specific mortality of native-born and foreign-born populations in the United States, 1979–2003." International Journal of Epidemiology 35:903-919. [PDF]

Steier, Gabriela. 2011. "Externalities in Industrial Food Production: The Costs of Profit." Dartmouth Law Journal 9(3):163-197. [PDF]

  • "The large food companies' failure to internalize food production costs creates negative externalities and economic deficiencies in the food market. Government regulation to-date is insufficient to stop the externalization of costs. Poor eating habits of the general public promote such market failures and are controlled by misinformation, advertisements, and unhealthy foods. Until…citizens and lawyers use tort law to force the food producers to internalize the food production costs, the market will continue to fail." (p. 163)

Tavernise, Sabrina. 2013. "The Health Toll of Immigration. Becoming an American can be bad for your health." The New York Times 18 May.

Teitel, Martin and Jeremy Rifkin. 1992. Rain Forest in Your Kitchen: The Hidden Connection between Extinction and your Supermarket. Island Press, Washington, D.C.

Warner, Melanie. 2013. Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal. Scribner, New York. [video interview 1] [video interview 2] [video interview 3] [news story] [news story by author] [video of author presentation on Book TV] [NPR interview podcast including Michael Moss author of Salt Sugar Fat]

Wilk, Richard R. (ed.). 2006. Fast Food/Slow Food: The Cultural Economy of the Global Food System. Altamira Press, New York. 

Zimmerman, Jess. 2013. "Here’s what 2,000 calories really looks like" [video]. Grist 26 March.

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