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Food Sustainability: Issues and Movements

What's On This Page?

On this page, find resources covering global and local issues, including food security, organic and local food movements, and GMOs. 

Find Info on Controversial Topics

Check out the topics in the "Society & Culture" section of this database. Topics of interest include "Agriculture Industry", "Globalization", "The Local Food Movement", and "Recycling".


Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Find great info in Chapter 4, "Controversies: Agriculture". You can also search within this book for specific words.

Politics of the Plate Blog

Check out this blog by James Beard Award winner Barry Estabrook who investigates issues within the food industry. Also, read his James Beard Award winning article "Politics of the Plate: The Price of Tomatoes"

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Videos @ Cooking Up a Story

Cooking up a Story is "a show about people, food, and sustainable living". Find over 100 videos with experts sharing their views on sustainable food issues.

News @ Cooking up a Story

Featuring info, expert interviews, and videos about food and sustainability issues. 

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The Edible Schoolyard

Check out a gardening/cooking program that Alice Waters established through the Chez Panisse Foundation.

  Find Culinary Articles

When searching these databases, be sure to select "full-text" in order to view an article on the screen. Also select "peer-reviewed" for scholarly articles.

  Find Science Information

Find Newspaper Articles

Read articles from newspapers around the world. LexisNexis also provides legal/court case info and company profiles.

Organic on the Web

Local Food on the Web

Edible Stories Blog

Check out what's new at this local foods publication:

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Slow Food Movement on the Web

Children & Food Sustainability on the Web

Learn how different organizations are involving children in sustainability activities.