America’s natural foods movement is a varied, multi-faceted, and continually evolving forum of beliefs, a true meeting of different minds, cultures, and values. Below are some of the major and notable contributors to the conversation—worth reading whether or not you ultimately agree with their particular angle.
- Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Penguin, 2007.
- Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World, Center Street, 2012
- Joel Salatin, Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer’s Guide to Farm Friendly Food, Polyface, 2005.
- Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture, Sierra Club Books, 1996
- Wendell Berry, Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food, Counterpoint 2009.
- Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, Harper Perennial, 2008
- Jo Robinson, Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health, Little, Brown and Company, 2013
- “Talking Turkey” (June 2013), Consumer Reports
- “How Safe Is That Chicken?” (January 2010), Consumer Reports
- “Meet Real Free-Range Eggs” (October/November 2007), Mother Earth News
- “All You Need to Know to Eat Good, Grass-Fed Meat” (June/July 2012), Mother Earth News
- “Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Products,” www.eatwild.com
- Food Inc., Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2009.
- Fresh: New Thinking About What We’re Eating, Docurama, 2009.
- Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root, 2009.
- Fast Food Nation , Twentieth Century Fox, 2006.
- King Corn, Mosaic Films, 2007.
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