Explore the World of Food and Food Issues

By: Co+op

Explore these resources to learn more about food production, food choices, and the connections between food, health, and the planet.


Carbon Underground
Center for Food Safety
Civil Eats
Eat Wild
Fair Trade Federation 
Fair Trade USA
Food Policy Action
Food Tank
Just Label It
Local Harvest
The Organic Center
Seafood Watch
Slow Food
Sustainable Table
USDA: National Organic Program
The Xerces Society (pollinator conservation)


Also check out Food Tanks’ recommended books.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life,by Barbara Kingsolver
The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter, by Peter Singer and Jim Mason
Diet for a Small Planet, by Frances Moore Lappe
Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
The Physiology of Taste, or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy, by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
The Third Plate, by Dan Barber


Food Tank has a great list of recommended films, too.

FRESH The Movie (2009)
Food, Inc. (2008)
King Corn (2007)
The Future of Food (2004)
Super Size Me (2004)