Book of the Month, Nov. 2019 - The American Way of Eating

Nov. 2019 – The American Way of Eating

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… Continue reading Nov. 2019 – The American Way of Eating

Apr. 2019 - Tomorrow's Table, Book of the Month

April 2019 – Tomorrow’s Table

GMO vs. organic: Is one really better than the other? Or do consumers simply want to better understand how their food is grown? This month's selection, Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food, explores the purpose and concerns of organic farming and farming with GMOs, giving readers the tools to come to… Continue reading April 2019 – Tomorrow’s Table

Book of the Month, Feb./Mar. 2019 - The Omnivore's Dilemma

Feb./Mar. 2019 – The Omnivore’s Dilemma

What should we have for dinner? It's a question author Michael Pollan asked of his readers before diving into a discussion of food choices, using emotion to entice his audience and help them connect with their food in The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Through his many books, Pollan has influenced the… Continue reading Feb./Mar. 2019 – The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Book of the Month, Jan. 2019 - J.C. Penney

Jan. 2019 – J.C. Penney

You know J.C. Penney as a department store, anchoring many a suburban shopping mall, one of several giant retailers feeling the squeeze from the likes of Amazon. Penney's today seems no more rural than Target or Macy's - but it wasn't always this way. In J.C. Penney: The man, the store, and American agriculture, David… Continue reading Jan. 2019 – J.C. Penney