Reading List

(This page is still being compiled while I search my reading history and build links to each one for easier reference.)

These are books (and other resources) that have shaped my choices on food and food policy:


Campbell, T. Colin. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health. 2004.
Campbell, T. Colin.  Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition2014.
Campbell, T. Colin.  The Low-Carb Fraud. 2013
Esselstyn, Caldwell B., Jr., MD.  Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure. 2008.
Fuhrman, Joel, MD.  Eat for Health.  2013.
Fuhrman, Joel, MD.  Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss.  2011.
Fuhrman, Joel, MD.  Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free.  2011.
Irving, David Gerow.  The Protein Myth: Significantly reducing the Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes while Saving the Animals and the Planet.  2011.
Lisle, Douglas.  The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness.

Animal Cruelty

Foer, Jonathan Safran.  Eating Animals.  2009.
Singer, Peter.  Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement.  2009.


Marcus, Erik.  A Vegan History: 1944 – 2010.  2011.
Marcus, Erik.  The Ultimate Vegan Guide: Compassionate Living Without Sacrifice.  2011.
Norris, Jack.  Vegan For Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet 2011.

Food (Food security, rights and politics)

Bourne, Jr., Joel K. The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World 2015.
Cribb, Julian.  The Coming Famine: the Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do About It.  2010.
Pollan, Michael.  In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.  2007.
Pollan, Michael.  The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.  2006.
Weber, Karl.  Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer – And What You Can Do About It.  2009.


Klare, Michael T.  The Race For What’s Left: The Global Scramble For The World’s Last Resources.  2012.
Weisman, Alan.  The World Without Us.  2007.

Organic Gardening and Farming

Rodale, Maria.  Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe.  2010.


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