The Common Reading Experience 2012-2013

Library Resources for In Defense of Food

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  • Cleveland:
    • Cleveland – Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition
      The coalition was formed in 2007 to help bring about public and private policy-based changes that foster an all-around healthier food system.
    • Cleveland Ethnic Eats
      Cleveland author Laura Taxel blogs about food, ethnic cuisine, and Cleveland. She is the author of Cleveland Ethnic Eats. Her articles have appeared in local, regional, and national publications and on a variety of websites. Her latest book, Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years and Still Cooking, is due out in October. Ms. Taxel will speak at Cleveland State University on October 30, 2012. (See Events)
    • Cleveland Food Bank
      The Cleveland Foodbank supplies a majority of the food used in local hot meal sites, shelters, and food pantries. In addition, we provide food to child care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly.
    • Dine on Campus
      Look at the menu bar for "Total Health". Learn about healthy choices on campus, find answers to nutrition questions or visit Balanced University for tips. Site is updated weekly to keep you informed about food options on campus.
    • Local Food Cleveland
      An action network for everyone who is passionate about growing a thriving local food economy and culture around Cleveland, OH.
    • North Union Farmers Market
      North Union Farmers Market champions the local foods of Northeast Ohio and promotes their environmental, economic and health benefits by connecting certified producers with consumers through a network of markets.
    • Slow Food Northern Ohio
      Slow Food Northern Ohio is an all volunteer local chapter of Slow Food. We celebrate local, seasonal flavors; promote awareness of local foods, farms and culinary traditions; and cultivate meaningful connections between farmers, gardeners, chefs, producers, cooks, eaters, and all members of our local food community.
    • Sustainable Cleveland 2019
      2012 is the year of local foods in Cleveland. Explore the city wide sustainability project. Sustainable Cleveland 2019 is a 10-year initiative that engages people from all walks of life, working together to design and develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland region that leverages its wealth of assets to build economic, social and environmental well-being for all. Participate in the city-wide potluck on Saturday, September 29, 5 to 7pm, Edgewater Park, Upper Pavilion.
    • West Side Market
      This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Westside Market; Cleveland's first publically owned market. Over 100 vendors, many families have had stand for years offering fine meats, fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, dairy, cheese and ethnic foods.
  • Carbon Footprint Calculator and Cleveland Carbon Fund
    What's my carbon footprint? The choices we make in our homes, our travel, the food we eat, and what we buy and throw away all influence our carbon footprint and can help ensure a stable climate for future generations.
  • Choose My Plate
    The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.
  • Eat Local Challenge
    A group blog written by authors who are interested in the benefits of eating food grown and produced in their local foodshed.
  • Eat Well Guide
    A free online directory for anyone in search of fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada.
  • Eat Wild
    Your source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles.
  • 2012 Farm Bill, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
    IATP has been fighting for a fair, healthy and sustainable Farm Bill for more than 25 years. In our new What's at Stake series, we analyze how the Farm Bill affects issues we all care about.
  • Food Politics
    Marion Nestle's food blog. She is a Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She is the author of several books of food, food safety, and food politics.
  • Food Routes
    A national non-profit dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables.
  • Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
    The Leopold Center is a research and education center on the campus of Iowa State University created to identify and reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.
  • Local Harvest
    Use this website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
  • Michael Pollan's Website
  • Sustainable Table
    Sustainable Table introduces consumers to issues surrounding today's agricultural system and what's happening with food, in particular, the meat and dairy supply. Rather than feel discouraged about problems with the food supply, Sustainable Table celebrates the possibilities and realities of the growing consumer movement toward sustainability. Materials are informative, entertaining and action oriented.



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