Thanksgiving is a huge American tradition in most households and is coming up soon. What better way to celebrate an American, food-centric holiday than by talking about food this month?
November’s AgBookClub selection, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table, by Tracie McMillan, explores the American food system and its impact on the way we make our food choices. The book goes beyond what we think of as a typical “foodie” and explores the policies and food systems in place that affect the way we eat.
Here’s what you need to do this month:
Get the book. Buy it, borrow it, download and listen to it, read it over your neighbor’s shoulder — we don’t care. But don’t steal the book.
Read the book.
- Week 1: Introduction and Chapters 1 – 2 [pages 1 – 56] (Twitter chat on 11/6)
- Week 2: Chapters 3 – 5 [pages 57 – 128] (Twitter chat on 11/13)
- Week 3: Chapters 6 – 7 [pages 129 – 182] (Twitter chat on 11/20)
- Week 4: Chapters 8 – 10, Conclusion, Appendix [pages 183 – 258] (Twitter chat on 11/27)
Join the chat (#AgBookClub) on Wednesdays at 8:00pm Central on Twitter. Learn how to participate in a Twitter chat here. While we hope you can participate in our discussion every week, we know that everyone has busy schedules. We always include general questions following the topic(s) of the book that can be answered by anyone, so please don’t hesitate to jump in the Twitter chat if you didn’t have a chance to read the section we’re discussing. We welcome any and all to join the discussion!