Journal of Rural
Studies– An academic journal which contains upper level discussion of rural living. This journal is not specific to agriculture but provides a plethora of relevant articles.
Agriculture and Human Values– “This [journal] seeks to create educational and scholarly junctures among the humanities, the social sciences, food and nutrition studies, and the agricultural disciplines, and to promote an ethical, social, and biological understanding of agriculture.”
Environment The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability- This, “is a refereed journal which focuses on local environmental, justice and sustainability policy, politics and action. It is a forum for the examination, evaluation and discussion of the environmental, social and economic policies and strategies which will be needed in the move towards "Just Sustainability" at local, national and global levels.”
of Sustainable Agriculture–“ the Journal of Sustainable Agriculture focuses on new and unique systems in which resource usage and environmental protection are kept in balance with the needs of productivity, profits, and incentives that are necessary for the agricultural marketplace.”
Agriculture and Food Systems–“The journal publishes original research and review articles on the economic, ecological, and environmental impacts of agriculture; the effective use of renewable resources and biodiversity in agro-ecosystems; and the technological and sociological implications of sustainable food systems.”
Gastronomica- This magazine seeks to “ renew the connection between sensual and intellectual nourishment by offering readers a taste of passionate inquiry through scholarship, humor, fiction, poetry, and exciting visual imagery.”
Food, Culture, and
Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research- ) is an international peer-reviewed publication dedicated to exploring the complex relationships among food, culture, and society from numerous disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as in the world of food beyond the
King Corn is a documentary about two college friends who move from the Boston to Iowa to farm an acre of corn. It examines how the increased production of corn has affected American society., focusing on issues such as farm policy, industrialized agriculture, the excess of an inedible bumper crop, and the struggles that modern farmers face.
A German documentary that provides a glimpse into the European food production system. The film takes viewers inside major food companies factories, revealing the application of highly advanced technology to improve efficiency, consumer safety, and profit of food.
The film follows the ups and downs of farmer John Peterson and his family farm. Farmer John is an eccentric character who stands out in his small farming town. He goes through periods of great highs, art, freedom and love, and lows, auctioning off farming equiptment and the struggle to keep his farm. John ends up starting Angelic Organics, one of the largest CSAs in the country to date.
An episode in a PBS series that discusses the impact of food miles, the distance food must travel before reaching your plate, on the environment and people’s social and physical well-being. It promotes supporting the local food market as a good alternative to the problem of the increased number of food miles.
The Future of Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.
Something remarkable is happening in the fields and orchards of the Pacific Northwest. Family farmers are making a comeback - growing much healthier food and lots more food per acre while using less water and energy than factory farms.
What’s on Your Plate follows two 11 year-olds over the course of a year as they explore the food system and their place in their role in the food chain. They talk to farmers, storekeepers, families, and food activists to get the most information they can in an attempt to understand what is on our plates.
These articles provide a snapshot into the sustainable/local/organic debate as taken in the fall of 2009. Topics being discussed include taking action to raise awareness of sustainability, reducing excess food-waste, incorporating organic and local food into daily life, and how to handle the repercussions of a shift in the food system as a whole.