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Food Literacy Book List

California Food Literacy Center is now training its second cohort of Food Literacy Academy trainees. As part of their training, we ask students to select and read one of the below books about our food system.

There are dozens of fantastic books about the food system! We’ve narrowed the list to include some of our favorites. We recommend using your public library.

Food Matters by Mark Bittman

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Harvest for Hope by Dr. Jane Goodall

Jungle Effect by Daphne Miller, MD

Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink

Diet for a Hot Planet by Anna Lappe

Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook

Farm City by Novella Carpenter

Fruitless Fall by Rowan Jacobsen

Deep Economy by Bill McKibben

The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan

The China Study by Dr. Colin Campbell

Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

Fair Food by Oran B. Hesterman

American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom

Kitchen Literacy by Ann Vileisis

We know there are many more books deserving of our list. What are your favorites? List them in the comments below.

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