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Books

THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF FOOD AND NUTRITION
This dictionary offers jargon-free entries on food, nutrition, diet, and health that clearly explain even the most technical of nutritional terms.

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF FOOD, POLITICS AND SOCIETY
The thirty-five chapters in this handbook address four major themes in the politics of food: property, technology, justice and knowledge.

THE CAMBRIDGE WORLD HISTORY OF FOOD
Volume 1
Volume 2
Ranging from the eating habits of our prehistoric ancestors to food-related policy issues we face today, this work covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional make-up and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography.

FOOD DEMOCRACY: FROM CONSUMER TO FOOD CITIZEN
This book explores the links between food and democracy. It addresses how democratic principles can be used to shape our food system and takes a practical ‘how-to’ approach to using democratic processes to regain control of the food we eat. It also highlights what food democracy looks like on the ground and how individuals, communities and societies can be empowered to access, cook and eat healthy food in ways that are sustainable.

EVERYONE EATS: UNDERSTANDING FOOD AND CULTURE
Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat what they do, resulting in a unique cultural and biological approach to the topic.

DATABASES

HEALTH SOURCE:  CONSUMER EDITION
Health Source: Consumer Edition provides consumer oriented information on many health topics including food sciences and nutrition.

AGRICOLA
AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information.

AGRIS
AGRIS (International System for Agricultural Science and Technology) is a global public database providing access to bibliographic information on agricultural science and technology

C O D E X A L I M E N T A R I U S
The C O D E X A L I M E N T A R I U S international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice contribute to the safety, quality and fairness of this international food trade. It is an initiative of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.Cookbooks

WILSON LIBRARY CONTENT

COOKBOOKS IN THE NORTH CAROLINA COLLECTION
The North Carolina Collection holds over 900 cookbooks from local churches, social groups, chefs, and much more. A subject search of Cooking — North Carolina in the online catalog provides access to most titles. Many recipes from these cookbooks have been featured on the North Carolina Miscellany blog.

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURE RESEARCH GUIDE
This research guide is designed to assist researchers in investigating the subject of agriculture in North Carolina. It covers the pre-colonial era to the 20th century and contains subtopics such as women in agriculture, farmers’ markets, and the North Carolina State Fair. This guide does not include all of the titles about North Carolina agriculture in the collection, but is intended to provide good starting points for research.

Postcards

NORTH CAROLINA POSTCARDS
Starting with the subject search, researchers will find dozens of postcards on the subject of food in the North Carolina Postcard Collection and the Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards, both representing life in the state from about 1905 into the 20th century. For example: corn, pork (barbecue), and diners.

MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER &
UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY CONTENT

FILM & STREAMING MEDIA GUIDE
An intro to documentaries, educational and feature films, streaming media, new media and research materials readily available through the Media Resources Center and University Library collections. With hundreds of films focused on the anthropology and/or politics of food (global banquet, foodways, food culture, food commerce), this is a great place to start your search.

Highlighted Film: The Seeds of Time
“…agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.”

Kings of Pastry

Kings-of-Pastry

Food Beware: French Organic Revolution

Miel

Raw and Cooked

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ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES