Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blog Action Day - Recommendations on 10 books on sustainable food

I am proud to take part in Blog Action Day Oct 16, 2011

Today is Blog Action Day and this year it coincides with World Food Day, a time that focuses the world’s attention on food, so it is dedicated to food.

Why food? The Blog Action Day's team explains:

There is so much to say about food.

We use food to mark times of celebration and sorrow. Lack of access to food causes devastating famines, whilst too much is causing a generation of new health problems. It can cost the world, or be too cheap for farmers to make a living.

The way we companies produce food and drinks can provide important jobs for communities or be completely destructive to habitats and local food producers. Food can give us energy to get through the day or contain ingredients that gives us allergic reactions.

Food can cooked by highly skilled chefs with inventive flair, or mass produced and delivered with speed at the side of road. It can be incredibly healthy or complete junk and bad for your health. It can taste delicious or be a locals only delicacy.

Food is important to our culture, identity and daily sustenance and the team at Blog Action invite you to join us to talk about food.

Our contribution to this conversation are recommendations on 10 books on sustainable food topics, which we believe are important to understand the issues we're dealing with. Most of them are also personal stories so they provide great inspiration for anyone interested in making this part in their life more sustainable.

To find more posts on food visit Blog Action Day, or check #BAD11 tag on twitter.

The links of these books are mostly connected to ebook format on (we're taking part in Amazon's affiliate program and therefore will receive a small percentage of every purchase made using these links. We hope you don't mind!), but you can also find them in paper formats, as well as in the most eco-friendly format there is - in your local public library!

The recommended books are:

1. The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love by Kristin Kimball

2. Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All by Oran Hesterman

3. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan

4. Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty by Mark Winne

5. The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove by Cathy Erway

6. Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter

7. The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food by Ben Hewitt

8. Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered by Woody Tasch

9. Food Matters by Mark Bittman

10. Farmer Jane by Temra Costa

Happy Blog Action Day,

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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