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Food and Culture: Getting Started

A guide to the culture and politics of food in the United States.

Collection Overview

Welcome to the DVC Library subject guide for Food and Culture. This guide will help you find books, articles, and web resources on Food and Culture. It also includes information on conducting research and evaluating sources. Be sure to take a look at the Need More Help? and Quick Links boxes to get extra help. 

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Food Inc.

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

The Omnivore: Satisfying Humanity’s Hunger

The Meaning of Food

The Meaning of Food is a PBS three-part documentary that explores our relationships to food and how food is connected to our identity: personal, cultural and familial. Although the The Meaning of Food site is intended for young children, this site has some interesting basic information about food, culture and identity.

The companion book to the PBS television series

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is a Journalism professor at the University of California, Berkeley; where he is also director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. For twenty-five years, he has been writing books and articles about food, nutrition, cooking, agriculture and environment.