Food Issues

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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture
Rifkin, Jeremy
Book
1993
By consuming thousands of acres of North American grain, "cattle production and beef consumption now rank among the gravest threats to the future well-being of the Earth".
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - September 1974: Volume II Number 9
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1974
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canned Dreams
Gauriloff, Katja
Film/Video
2012
A simple can of ravioli propels this spectacular 30,000-kilometre, eight-country journey through all phases of food production and the far flung sources of international ingredients.
Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies
Vidal, John
Article
2013
Global warming is exacerbating political instability as tensions brought on by food insecurity rise. With research suggesting the issue can only get worse we examine the risks around the world.
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Connexions Library: Food Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
Cultivating Famine: The World Food Crisis
Slide Show
1975
A look at the historical and structural causes of the wold food crises and their most commonly advocated solutions.
Development Education Viewpoints
Article
1976
Educational tools focused on worldwide underdevelopment in a Canadian context.
The End of Food: The coming Crisis in the World Food Industry
Roberts, Paul
Book
Paul Robert's in his book The End of Food scrutinizes the food industry, documenting our eating patterns, the global economy which supports it and the ethics behind it. He maintains that the quanttit...
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Lymbery, Philip; Oakeshott, Isabel
Book
2014
An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Schlosser, Eric
Book
2005
According to Schlosser, fast food has hastened the malling of the American landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialis...
Food Fanatics
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Ill-informed dogmatism has no place in a healthy lifestyle.
Food Justice: Monsanto, Factory Farming, And Beyond
Z, Mickey
Article
2013
It starts with alternative vision: While the dominant hierarchy drowns in its own hypocrisy, fear, and greed let’s use our energy and passion to create -- occupy -- a whole new cultural model.
Food, Shelter and the American Dream
Aronowitz, Stanley
Book
1974
Discusses the state of the American economy, the consequences for politics and culture that might arise from the new situation, and possible solutions.
The Food Wars
Bello,Walden
Book
2009
Walden Bello presents an analysis of the various causes of hikes in global food prices and their effects on poverty in the countries of the global South.
The Future of Food
Garcia, Deborah Koons (director)
Film/Video
2004
Explores the radical changes in our diet and our food in the last half century.
Get a Life!: How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it
Roberts, Wayne; Brandum, Susan
Book
1995
Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Article
1979
A series of article regarding the Ten Days for World Development conference focused on food.
GM crops: Hunger as the key to world domination
Pelaez Vicky
Article
2013
Weapons and energy resources are apparently insufficient for total control over the world's nations, power-hungry globalists like David Rockefeller have come up with the idea of using people's daily n...
Local Places In the Age of the Global City
Keil, Roger, Wekerle, Gerda R., Bell, David V.J. (eds.)
Book
1996
The contributors to Local Places look at the complex social, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be con...
Marx as a Food Theorist
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2016
Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revoluti...
Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
Todhuner, Colin
Article
2013
What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
On Hunger and Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 133
Jakopovich, Dan
Article
2008
On September 11, 2001, approximately 35,000 of our brothers and sisters died from what is perhaps the worst possible cause of death — starvation. A decade after the 1996 World Food Summit set the goal...
People are radicalizing Venezuela's Revolution: An interview with Christina Schiavoni
Schiavoni , Christina; Chowdhury, Farooque; Magdoff, Fred
Article
2017
In this interview Christina Schiavoni, a researcher and food sovereignty activist, provides a different view of the life of the Venezuelan people than we normally get from the media. The interview cov...
Pesticides, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Acceptable Death
St. Clair, Jeffrey
Article
2015
In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every 100 -- more than one-in-four Americans die from cancer. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a ...
The Politics of Food and Poverty
Tummon, John
Article
2014
The global food crisis is tightly connected to global poverty, climate change, ecological destruction, migrant workers, imperialism, health and the super-exploitation of workers.
Radical Digressions 3
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2001
So Shall We Reap: What's Gone Wrong with the World's Food System -- And How to Fix It
Tudge, Colin
Book
2003
How everyone who is liable to be born in the next ten thousand years could eat very well indeed; and why, in practice, our immediate descendants are likely to be in serious trouble. An expose on the ...
Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World's Food System
Patel, Raj
Book
2007
This investigation into the global food market postulates that the current state of population health, where one billion people are overweight and one billion people are starving exemplifies the diseq...
The Supermarket Tour: A handbook for education and action
Article
1978
The Supermarket Tour manual is an attempt to provide the first step in the development of an understanding of the food problem.
The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
Hewitt, Ben
Book
2010
An account of how cooperative agricultural enterprises are revitalizing the economy of a town in Vermont.
Via Campesina Declaration on Food Sovereignty 1996: The Right to Produce and Access Land
Article
1996
Food is a basic human rights. This right can only be realized in a system where food sovereignty is guaranteed.
When Food Kills
Pennington, T. Hugh
Book
2003

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Alternatives - Action & Communication Network for International Development
Alternatives, Action and Communication Network for International Development, is a non-governmental, international solidarity organization. Alternatives works to promote justice and equality amongst i...
Food Banks Canada
National umbrella group for Canadian food banks, distributed nearly 9 million pounds of food in 2003 to member food banks in all provinces. Works to promote the eradication of hunger and poverty in Ca...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Ram's Horn
A watchdog report on food issues and the agribusiness industry.
Seeds of Diversity
Seeds of Diversity is a non-profit network of gardeners and farmers, promoting biodiversity of food crops through conservation, documentation, and use of open-pollinated plants. Through our magazine, ...
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
Sources Calendar, The
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Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an international financial institution in 1977 as the outcome of a conference organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected th...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

Sources Library

Do Vegetarians Kill More Animals Than Meat Eaters?
Buczynski, Beth
2013
A recent article published by an Australian scientist, however, contends that those who choose to eat all-plant diets are actually responsible for the death of more animals than those who eat them.
Jamie Oliver: 'Tell me Mr Gove, Mr Lansley. How can we stop Britain being the most unhealthy country in Europe?'
In the 10 years since opening his Fifteen restaurant, Jamie Oliver's campaigns have gone global. But his passion to improve British schools
Adams, Tim
2012
Jaime Oliver continues in his challenge to the educate people on healthy eating, with or without the British government's aid.
Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
Latham, Jonathan
2015
The Chipotle restaurant chain decides to make its product lines GMO-free -- a trend that may be a threat to Monsanto's goal of controlling the food industry.
The Shape We're In: How Junk Food and Diets are Shortening Our Lives
Boseley, Sarah
2014
Speaking to behavioural scientists and industry experts, yo-yo dieters and people who have gone under the knife, Boseley builds a picture of an obesogenic society. She argues that it is time to funda...
Social determinants of health
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions under which people live which determine their health.
Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat
Cho, Jan
2012
Eating meat in specific circumstances is ethical; eating meat raised in other circumstances is unethical.

From the Connexions Archives

International Forum on Globalization
Website
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
When Did We See You Hungry?
Article
1977
An educational leader kit designed to focus the theme of food.