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Food Industry and the Politics of Food -

Related categories: Anti-Capitalism & Global Inequality / Food & Cooking / Environment & Animal Rights /
Related booklists: Ethical Living, Sustainability & Self-Sufficiency, Food Writing, Food and Health, Farms and Farming, Consumerism & Commodification,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 32 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book How Sugar Corrupted the World by James Walvin
    How Sugar Corrupted the World - by James Walvin

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472138125 | ISBN 10: 1472138120

    How did a simple commodity, once the prized monopoly of kings and princes, become an essential ingredient in the lives of millions, before mutating yet again into the cause of a global health epidemic?   The story of sugar, and of mankind's de ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Food Activist Handbook by Ali Berlow
    The Food Activist Handbook - by Ali Berlow

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781612121802 | ISBN 10: 1612121802

    One person really can make a difference.   From starting neighborhood kitchens to connecting food pantries with local family farms, Ali Berlow offers a variety of simple and practical strategies for improving your community’s food quality a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bittersweet Brexit: The Future of Food, Farming, Land and Labour by Charlie Clutterbuck
    Bittersweet Brexit: The Future of Food, Farming, Land and Labour - by Charlie Clutterbuck

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780745337708 | ISBN 10: 0745337708

    *Selected as one of openDemocracy's Best Political Books of 2017*   Although widely criticised and hugely wasteful, The Common Agricultural Policy did at least afford British farmers a degree of support. Post-Brexit, that support will vanish - ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who Really Feeds the World? The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology by Vandana Shiva
    Who Really Feeds the World? The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology - by Vandana Shiva

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783608225 | ISBN 10: 1783608226

    A radical new vision for global food production, from one of the world’s most iconic environmental thinkers.   The world’s food supply is in the grip of a profound crisis. Humanity’s ability to feed itself is threatened by a wasteful, gl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Food Worth Fighting For: From Food Riots to Food Banks by Josh Sutton
    Food Worth Fighting For: From Food Riots to Food Banks - by Josh Sutton

    £12.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781909248489 | ISBN 10: 1909248487

    • March on the markets: The West Country Food Riots of 1766 • Against the grain: The Ely and Littleport ‘Bread and Beer’ Riots of 1816 • The development of the modern food system and the growing battle for ‘Food Security’   Th ... more

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  • Cover image of book What
    What's So Controversial About Genetically Modified Food? - by John T. Lang

    £9.95   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780236681 | ISBN 10: 1780236689

    The rampant use of genetically modified food incites public debate among activists, ethicists, scientists, regulators, and industry representatives. While proponents portray genetic modification as scientific progress, opponents reframe it as a form ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America by Alex V. Barnard
    Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America - by Alex V. Barnard

    £20.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780816698134 | ISBN 10: 0816698139

    Freegans, who try to live on what we throw away, reveal the limits of capitalism but also the limits of consumer activism in changing it. Freegans is a close look at people who live on what capitalism throws away including food culled from supe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Swallow This: Serving Up the Food Industry
    Swallow This: Serving Up the Food Industry's Darkest Secrets - by Joanna Blythman

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780007548354 | ISBN 10: 0007548354

    Even with 25 years experience as a journalist and investigator of the food chain, Joanna Blythman still felt she had unanswered questions about the food we consume every day. How natural is the process for making a natural flavouring? What, exact ... more

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  • Cover image of book Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery
    Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat - by Philip Lymbery

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408846346 | ISBN 10: 1408846349

    Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reachi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food by Paul McMahon
    Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food - by Paul McMahon

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781250358 | ISBN 10: 1781250359

    A passionate argument that asks 'can the world feed itself?' Comparable to Jared Diamond in its compelling and accessible narrative style.   This subject is as big as they come: the world's food supply.   Written for a popular audience, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not on the Label: What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate by Felicity Lawrence
    Not on the Label: What Really Goes into the Food on Your Plate - by Felicity Lawrence

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241967829 | ISBN 10: 0241967821

    Felicity Lawrence's Sunday Times bestseller Not on the Label, updated with extraordinary new material on the horsemeat scandal. In 2004 Felicity Lawrence published her ground-breaking book, Not on the Label, where, in a series of undercover inv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Good Food for Everyone Forever: A People
    Good Food for Everyone Forever: A People's Takeover of the World's Food Supply - by Colin Tudge

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9788895604138 | ISBN 10: 889560413x

    Everyone who is ever likely to be born on to this planet could be fed to the highest standards of nutrition and gastronomy and this could be done without cruelty, or destroying our fellow creatures. By 2050 we will need to feed 9.5 billion people ... more

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  • Cover image of book Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community by Annette Aurlie Desmarais, Nettie Wiebe and Hannah Wittman (Editors)
    Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community - by Annette Aurlie Desmarais, Nettie Wiebe and Hannah Wittman (Editors)

    £13.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780857490292 | ISBN 10: 085749029x

    With increasing hunger in the world, especially among marginalised populations in both the North and South, the current high-input, industrialised, market-driven food system is failing. It is failing to provide for the food needs of all people, faili ... more

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  • Cover image of book Food Versus Fuel: An Informed Introduction to Biofuels by Frank Rosillo-Calle and Francis X. Johnson (Editors)
    Food Versus Fuel: An Informed Introduction to Biofuels - by Frank Rosillo-Calle and Francis X. Johnson (Editors)

    £17.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848133839 | ISBN 10: 1848133839

    Food versus Fuel presents a high-level introduction to the science and economics behind a well-worn debate, that will debunk myths and provide quality facts and figures for academics and practitioners in development studies, environment studies, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Energy Glut: Climate Change and the Politics of Fatness by Ian Roberts with Phil Edwards
    The Energy Glut: Climate Change and the Politics of Fatness - by Ian Roberts with Phil Edwards

    £15.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848135185 | ISBN 10: 1848135181

    World-wide, over a billion adults are overweight and 300 million are officially "obese", more than 3,000 people die every day on the world's roads and global warming and war threaten our survival as a species. The Energy Glut tells the story of energ ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Book of Shocking Food Facts by Craig Holden Feinberg & Dale Petersen
    The Little Book of Shocking Food Facts - by Craig Holden Feinberg & Dale Petersen

    £8.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906863050 | ISBN 10: 1906863059

    Combining thought-provoking graphic imagery with truly alarming information culled from some of the most authoritative sources around the world, The Little Book of Shocking Food Facts is literally jam-packed with essential truths you need to know abo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat) by Moby and Miyun Park
    Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat) - by Moby and Miyun Park

    £13.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781595581914 | ISBN 10: 159558191x

    Wheres the beef? In the news, thats where. More than ever, meat is making the headlines and growing numbers of people are becoming more informed and passionate about what they eat. The facts are compelling: contamination cases are on the rise, obes ... more

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  • Cover image of book Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart
    Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal - by Tristram Stuart

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141036342 | ISBN 10: 0141036346

    The world has a 'food problem' - rapidly rising prices, shortages, 100 million people starving, environmental depredation - or it thinks it does. This book shows that farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe disc ... more

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  • Cover image of book The End of Food: The Coming Crisis in the World Food Industry by Paul Roberts
    The End of Food: The Coming Crisis in the World Food Industry - by Paul Roberts

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747596424 | ISBN 10: 0747596425

    How the era of postwar superabundance is coming to and end and what awaits us by the author of the best-selling The End of Oil. The emergence of large-scale food production gave us unprecedented abundance but at a steep and ultimately unsusta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity by Vandana Shiva
    Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity - by Vandana Shiva

    £16.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848133150 | ISBN 10: 1848133154

    Climate change will dramatically alter how we live and is already affecting the lives of the world's most vulnerable people.   In Soil Not Oil, bestselling author Vandana Shiva connects the food crisis, peak oil, and climate change to show th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine by Stan Cox
    Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine - by Stan Cox

    £19.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780745327402 | ISBN 10: 0745327400

    Neoliberals often point to improvements in public health and nutrition as examples of globalisation's success, but this book argues that the corporate food and medicine industries are destroying environments and ruining living conditions across the w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Global Food Economy: The Battle for the Future of Farming by Anthony Weis
    The Global Food Economy: The Battle for the Future of Farming - by Anthony Weis

    £19.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781842777954 | ISBN 10: 1842777955

    The Global Food Economy examines the human and ecological cost of what we eat.  The current food economy is characterized by immense contradictions. Food mountains, bountiful supermarkets and rising levels of obesity stand in stark contrast t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feeding People is Easy by Colin Tudge
    Feeding People is Easy - by Colin Tudge

    £14.50   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9788890196089 | ISBN 10: 8890196084

    When agriculture is expressly designed to feed people, all the associated problems seem to solve themselves. In essence, feeding people is easy. The message of Feeding People is Easy is the most important that can be conceived. We can feed oursel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tescopoly: How One Shop Came Out on Top and Why It Matters by Andrew Simms
    Tescopoly: How One Shop Came Out on Top and Why It Matters - by Andrew Simms

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781845295110 | ISBN 10: 1845295110

    You can shop anywhere you like - as long as it's Tesco. The inexorable rise of supermarkets is big news but have we really taken on board what this means for our daily lives, and those of our children? In this searing analysis Andrew Simms, direc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Genetically Modified Food: A Short Guide for the Confused by Andy Rees
    Genetically Modified Food: A Short Guide for the Confused - by Andy Rees

    £19.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780745324395 | ISBN 10: 0745324398

    Where does the food on your plate really come from? Andy Rees exposes how our food has been hijacked by the biotech industry - and who's paying the price... Is the food on our shelves free of genetically engineered ingredients? Although they may ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bad Food Britain: How A Nation Ruined Its Appetite by Joanna Blythman
    Bad Food Britain: How A Nation Ruined Its Appetite - by Joanna Blythman

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007219940 | ISBN 10: 0007219946

    What is it about the British and food? We just don't get it, do we?   Welcome to the country where recipe books feature constantly in bestseller lists but where people spend more time watching celebrity chefs cooking on TV than doing any cooking ... more

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  • Cover image of book Diet for a Dead Planet: How the Food Industry Is Killing Us by Christopher D. Cook
    Diet for a Dead Planet: How the Food Industry Is Killing Us - by Christopher D. Cook

    £15.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781595580849 | ISBN 10: 1595580840

    If we are what we eat, then we are not in good shape - as Christopher D. Cook contends in this powerful investigation of the food industry. Diet for a Dead Planet takes us beyond fast food and GMOs to show how our entire food system is in crisis. Co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Eat This Book - by Morgan Spurlock

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141020730 | ISBN 10: 0141020733

    A tongue-in-cheek - and burger-in-hand - look at the legal, financial and physical costs of our hunger for fast food, by the funniest and most incisive new voice sinc Michael Moore. Can a man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried. For t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shopped: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets by Joanna Blythman
    Shopped: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets - by Joanna Blythman

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780007158041 | ISBN 10: 0007158041

    Supermarkets - not so super after all? They currently have 80 percent of the UK grocery market. Have you ever wondered, pushing your trolley around the ever-wider aisles of these ever-expanding stores, if there's a price to pay for our enduring love ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal Is Doing to the World by Eric Schlosser
    Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal Is Doing to the World - by Eric Schlosser

    £8.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780141006871 | ISBN 10: 0141006870

    Do you really know what you're eating when you tuck into that juicy burger? Britain eats more fast food than any other country in Europe. It looks good, tastes good, and it's cheap. But the real cost never appears on the menu. Eric Schlosser's explo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hungry for Trade: How the Poor Pay for Free Trade by John Madeley
    Hungry for Trade: How the Poor Pay for Free Trade - by John Madeley

    £19.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781856498654 | ISBN 10: 1856498654

    Will free trade benefit transnational coporations or the millions who are currently malnourished? Will small farmers find new markets in the North? Or will they lose even their local markets to cheap, subsidized food from the North? Why should countr ... more

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  • Cover image of book World Hunger 12 Myths by Frances Moore Lappe, Joseph Collins & Peter Rosset
    World Hunger 12 Myths - by Frances Moore Lappe, Joseph Collins & Peter Rosset

    £22.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9781853834936 | ISBN 10: 1853834939

    In this completely revised and updated edition of their revealing and often startling book, three of the world's foremost experts on our food system expose and demolish the myths surrounding world hunger. Drawing on extensive research, they examine t ... more

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