Food in America: The Past, Present, and Future of Food, Farming, and the Family Meal

By Andrew F. Smith


This three-volume set by food historian and CHNY member Andrew F. Smith  examines all facets of the modern U.S. food system, including the nation’s most important food and agriculture laws, the political forces that shape modern food policy, and the food production trends that are directly impacting the lives of every American family.The three volumes are Food and the Environment; Food, Health and Nutrition; and Food and the Economy. The set examines a breadth of contemporary food controversies and offers diverse viewpoints on them, placing these perspectives fairly into a broader historical context; presents a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of food that highlights related issues in transportation, business, diet and nutrition, public health, the environment, and public policy; includes primary documents that illuminate important laws, policies, and perspectives on the environmental, public health, and economic impact of food; and provides readers with the latest information about food controversies, as well as extensive resources for further study on major food controversies.

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