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Fast Food, Hot Planet - Charlotte Ryan & Rosanna Kowalewski   Tags: environmental_impact, factory_farms, food, sociology  

Guide to background information, sources and how to's dealing with the U.S. food production system and it's impact on climate and society.
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  • Barndt, D., (2002) Tangled routes. Women, work, and globalization on the tomato trail, Langham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield. Lydon Stacks HD6073.F72M493 2008
  • Estabrook, B. 2011. Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed our Most Alluring Fruit. Kansas, City: Andres McMeel.


Allen, Stewart. (1999) The Devil's cup. NewYork: New York. LYDON RESERVE

Jaffee, Daniel. (2007) Brrrewing Justice. Berkeley, Ca.: University of California.  LYDON RESERVE



Striffler, Steve. 2005. Chicken: The Dangerous Transformation of America's Favorite food. Yale U. P. LYDON RESERVE.


48.330 Fast Food, Hot Planet

This course maps the social and historical dimensions of crisis and inequalities of food production and distribution. In addition to exploring food security's relation to sustainable food production, students will strengthen critical thinking, writing, and library research skills.



Mintz, S. (2008) Sweetness and Power, NYC: Viking Penugin  LYDON STACKS GT2869 .M56 1985

Summary of Mintz's book

Sidney Mintz Website for additional list of articles. 


Factory Farms

factory farming's relation to social problems

  • Eric Schlosser. 2012. Fast Food Nation, NY: Houghton Mifflin.  Lydon RESERVE
  • Raj Patel, 2012, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food Systems. NY; Melville House. LYDON RESERVE
  • Michael Moss. 2013. Salt, Sugar, Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us. New York: Random House. LYDON STACKS RA784.M638 2013
  • Jonathan Safran Foer. 2009. Eating Animals, NY: Little Brown. LYDON RESERVE
  • Pollan, Michael. 2006. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York. LYDON RESERVE
  • Moby and Park. 2010. Gristle: from Factory Farms to Food Safety. NY LYDON STACKSTX371.G75 2010

Factory Farm Policy

Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production. 2009. Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America 

Cassuto, D. The CAFO hothouse: climate change, instustrial agriculture and the law. Animals & Society Institute.



  • Kurlansky, Marc. Cod. 1998. New York: Penguin. (History of Pursuit of cod and related decline) LYDON STACKS SH351.C5.K87 1998
  • Clover, Charles. 2006. The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What we Eat. LYDON RESERVE
  • Greenberg, Paul. 2011. Four Fish. New York: Penguin. LYDON STACKS SH167.S17.G74 2011
  • Weber, Michael. 1997 "Farming Salmon
  • Greenberg, Paul. 2013. "A River Runs Through It," (Gulf of Mexico dead zone). 5-23-13

gulf dead zone





Soluri, John. 2005. Banana Culture: Agriculture, comsumption and environmental change in Honduras and the United states. Austin: UT Press. also LYDON RESERVE






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