We’ve all been there, pledging to start eating better at the beginning of a new year, despite knowing the ease of just ordering takeaway rather than taking the time to cook a healthy meal. But while modern food systems might be rife with additives, growth hormones and excess packaging, there’s nonetheless a wide range of resources out there to help us feed ourselves more healthily and sustainably. Whether it’s growing your own food at home, or making the most out of leftovers, or even simply deciding what groceries to buy, these essential reads on nutritious and sustainable food will guide your new eating decisions for your new year.
A follow-up to her mother Frances Moore Lappé’s Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappé draws the connections between climate change and our food system and sets seven principles for a climate-friendly diet.
In this short primer on industrial agriculture, Indian environmental activist and author Vandana Shiva shows why small independent farms can be a bulwark against climate change, while also protecting farmers and biodiversity.
In this part-cookbook, part-memoir, renowned chef Massimo Bottura takes on the issue of food waste with a collection of recipes made from ordinary and often discarded ingredients.
In one of the most influential books on permaculture to date, Toby Hemenway explains how to build an edible ecological garden in your own backyard.
Leading nutritionist Walter Willett presents his alternative to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food pyramid, based on decades of research on what makes up a healthy diet.
Farming meets spirituality in this classic by Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka, who showcases the fine art of just doing nothing: growing food without tillage, fertilizers, pesticides, weeding or pruning.
In an award-winning cookbook devoted primarily to vegetables, chef and farmer Joshua McFadden explores easy ways to bring the finest tastes out of every plant as it evolves through its growing season.
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