The June AgBookClub pick, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser, is a self-proclaimed "exposé revealing how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled and epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world," and first published… Continue reading June 2019 – Fast Food Nation
We talk a lot about growing food and we talk a lot about consuming food. But what about all of the stuff that happens in the middle? This month's AgBookClub pick, The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tails of Life on the Road, was selected in hopes of learning more about an industry closely connected to… Continue reading May 2019 – The Long Haul
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
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
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
Hey guys! It's finally official! AgBookClub will kick off in September! First question you probably have -- What exactly is AgBookClub? AgBookClub is your typical book club, but focused on the themes of food and agriculture. We’ll cover a wide variety of books (including some we don’t necessarily agree with) and we’d love to include… Continue reading Announcing Ag Book Club!