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Water: A Basic Right?
A Rwandan child tries to drink water from a dry tap at the refugee camp in Gatare, Burundi, Saturday May 21, 1994.
(AP Photo/Joao Silva)
Books & Resources on FOOD @ Tutt Library
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Call Number: S521.5.A67 K56 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it.
Black Gold [electronic resource] DVD
Call Number: Films on Demand
Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields.
Food, Inc. [DVD]
Call Number: HD9005 .F663 2009
Director Robert Kenner draws upon the searing reportage of authors Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) to explore how modern developments in food production pose grave risks to our health and environment.
The Future of Food [electronic resource] : A Looming Crisis
Call Number: Films on Demand
This program assesses the potential for a global food crisis as it guides viewers through issues involving climate change, oil consumption, biofuel development, fish stock depletion, and other topics. A Rift Valley herder discusses drought in Africa; a Cuban scholar details the impact of the Soviet collapse on food transportation in his country; an Indian farmer reports being pressured into planting jatropha instead of food crops; and Senegalese fishermen lament the intrusion of Western corporate interests.
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Call Number: GT2850 .P65 2006
Publication Date: 2006
A fascinating journey up and down the food chain, one that might change the way you read the label on a frozen dinner, dig into a steak or decide whether to buy organic eggs. You'll certainly never look at a Chicken McNugget the same way again. Pollan approaches his mission not as an activist but as a naturalist: "The way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world.
Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Call Number: HD9000.5 .S454 2000
Publication Date: 2000
This work is by a leading thinker who has eloquently blended her views on the environment, agriculture, spirituality, and women's rights into a powerful philosophy.
Global Health Resources @ Tutt
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