- The China Study, By T.Colin Campbell.
- The Food Revolution, by John Robbins.
- Diet for A New America, by John Robbins.
- Just Food: Where Locavores Get it Wrong and How We can…
- In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, by Michael Pollan.
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Michael Pollan.
- Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, by Richard Wrangham.
- Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser.
- Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition…
- In the Devil’s Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food, by Stewart Lee Allen.
- What to Eat: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices & Good Eating.
- Who Will Feed China, by L. Brown.
Websites – Keeping Children Healthy
- The National Farm-to-School Program
- The Edible School Yard Program
- Food Studies Institute Website: Changing what’s served in schools.
- Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture: Sustainable Farming Education
- Jamie Oliver’s Wish: Teach Every Child About Food (a must see)
- The T. Colin Campbell Foundation Website.
- EWG: Fighting Toxicity of Everyday Things. (More) (More)
- HealthyChild.org: News and Methods on How to Protect Children.
- The Smart Mama Investigates… just about everything wrt kids.
- TheSoftLanding.com: Keeping Families Safe.
- The ZRecs Guide to Safer Children’s Products.
- The Good Guide: Finding Safe, Healthy, Green Products
Excerpt: Author Michael Pollan on “Food Inc.”, Posted Friday, June 12, 2009 9:00 AM, Interviewer: Nicki Gostin…
Gostin: But farmer’s markets are expensive and out of reach for a lot of people.
Pollan: I think that’s right, and that’s why it’s not enough to vote with your fork; if you can afford to, you should, but we have to vote with our votes to get in a different set of policies. It’s not an accident that fast food is so cheap. This is what the government underwrites. Factory farming does not exist without subsidized corn, it doesn’t exist without it being legal to give important human antibiotics to cattle, it doesn’t exist without basically regulatory indulgence. And the fact [is that] we don’t make these animal cities clean up their waste the way we would a human city of the same size, so the cheapness of this food is a result of government policy. If the government would put those kinds of resources into underwriting healthy and real food, whether that’s grass-fed beef or organic produce, then the healthy calories could compete more effectively with the unhealthy calories. Healthy food should not be out of reach. On the other hand, I don’t think it’s ever going to be as cheap as junk food.
Pollan: You do get what you pay for. There is a qualitative difference, and the goal should not be to make healthy food as cheap as junk food.