The Farm Bill by Dan Imhoff and Christina Badaracco | An Island Press book
A Citizen's Guide

The Farm Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation the American president signs. Negotiated every five to seven years, it has tremendous implications for food production, nutrition assistance, habitat conservation, international...

224 pages
8 x 9
75 illustrations

The Food Sharing Revolution
How Start-Ups, Pop-Ups, and Co-Ops are Changing the Way We Eat

Marvin is a contract hog farmer in Iowa. He owns his land, his barn, his tractor, and his animal crates. He has seen profits drop steadily for the last twenty years and feels trapped. Josh is a dairy farmer on a cooperative in Massachusetts. He...

200 pages
6 x 9
4 illustrations

Sustainability in the Global Food System

Mangos from India, pasta from Italy, coffee from Colombia: Every day, we are nourished by a global food system that relies on our planet remaining verdant and productive. But current practices are undermining both human and environmental health,...

272 pages
6 x 9
30 photos, 65 figures, 20 boxes, 5 tables

The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

"Reads like a mystery novel as Gillam skillfully uncovers Monsanto's secretive strategies."—Erin Brockovich"A damning picture...Gillam expertly covers a contentious front." —Publishers Weekly...

320 pages
6 x 9

Natural Defense
Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health

For more than a century, we have relied on chemical cures to keep our bodies free from disease and our farms free from bugs and weeds. We rarely consider human and agricultural health together, but both are based on the same ecology, and both are...

200 pages
6 x 9

No One Eats Alone
Food as a Social Enterprise

In today’s fast-paced, fast food world, everyone seems to be eating alone, all the time—whether it’s at their desks or in the car. Even those who find time for a family meal are cut off from the people who grew, harvested,...

184 pages
6 x 9
3 illustrations

A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment

Fossil fuels and livestock grazing are often targeted as major culprits behind climate change and desertification. But Allan Savory, cofounder of the Savory Institute, begs to differ. The bigger problem, he warns, is our mismanagement of...

552 pages
6 x 9
One 12-page color insert, 67 photos, 40 illustrations

How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable

Baylen J. Linnekin; Foreword by Emily Broad Leib

Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, disappearing fish stocks—these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Yet, today in the United States, laws exist at all levels of government that actually...

280 pages
6 x 9

The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

What we make and buy is a major indicator of society’s collective priorities. Among twenty-four key trends, Vital Signs Volume 22 explores significant global patterns in production and consumption. The result is a fascinating...

152 pages
7 x 9.25
7 photos, 91 illustrations

Chasing the Red Queen
The Evolutionary Race Between Agricultural Pests and Poisons

In the race to feed the world’s seven billion people, we are at a standstill. Over the past century, we have developed increasingly potent and sophisticated pesticides, yet in 2014, the average percentage of U.S. crops lost to agricultural...

240 pages
6 x 9
1 illustration

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