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Food in America

Food in America

Andrew F. Smith
Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO
February, 2017

3 volumes:
1) Food and the Environment
2) Food, Health and Nutrition
3) Food and the Economy

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New York City A Food Biography

New York City
A Food Biography

Andrew F. Smith
Lanham, MD
AltaMira Press, 2013

New York City
A Food Biography
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Food in America

Food in America

By Andrew F. Smith

Americans are constantly besieged by conflicting messages about food, the environment, and health and nutrition. Are foods with genetically modified ingredients safe? Should we choose locally grown food? Is organic food better than conventional food? Are concentrated animal feed operations destroying the environment? Should food corporations target young children with their advertising and promotional campaigns? This comprehensive three-volume set addresses all of these questions and many more, probing the problems created by the industrial food system, examining conflicting opinions on these complex food controversies, and highlighting the importance of food in our lives and the decisions we make each time we eat.

The coverage of each of the many controversial food issues in the set offers perspectives from different sides to encourage readers to examine various viewpoints and make up their own minds. Each volume contains several dozen primary documents that include firsthand accounts written by promoters and advertisers, journalists, politicians and government officials, and supporters and critics of various views related to food and beverages, representing speeches, advertisements, articles, books, portions of major laws, and government documents, to name a few. These documents provide readers additional resources from which to form informed opinions on food issues.

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Savoring Gotham: Celebrating the Making of the
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Savoring Gotham:
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Savoring Gotham
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A Taste of Peanut Butter History with Andrew Smith

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Peanut Butter:
The Vegetarian Conspiracy

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Peanut Butter:
The Vegetarian Conspiracy

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Andrew F. Smith talks turkey

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The Founding of the Food Network:
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Eating History: Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine
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Edna Lewis

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