Agriculture & Food

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A Matter of Taste

By Rebecca Tucker

How farmer's markets and organic produce became synonymous with "good food" and why they shouldn't be.

How did farmer's markets, nose-to-tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole Foods become synonymous with “good food”? And are these practices really ... Read more

Dinner on Mars

By Lenore Newman & Evan D. G. Fraser


From Impossible Burgers to lab-made sushi, two witty, plugged-in food scientists explore leading-edge AgTech for the answer to feeding a settlement on Mars — and nine billion Earthlings too

Feeding a Martian is one of the greatest challenges in the history of agriculture. ... Read more

Eat the Beetles!

By David Waltner-Toews


“Provides a sturdy literary exoskeleton to the field of human insectivory . . . it entertains as it enlightens. ” — Daniella Martin, author of Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet

Will eating insects change the ... Read more

Growing and Eating Sustainably

By Dana James & Evan Bowness
Foreword by Hannah Wittman


The industrial food system, from production to consumption and waste, is a major contributor to environmental, social and economic problems. A few powerful multinational corporations have consolidated control of agricultural markets and wealth while many farmers struggle to ... Read more

Lost Feast

By Lenore Newman


“Edifying and entertaining. ” — Foreword Reviews, starred review

Taste Canada Silver Award Winner and finalist for the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Award

A rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favorite foods

When we humans love foods, we ... Read more

Take Back the Tray

By Joshna Maharaj


A beloved chef takes on institutional food and sparks a revolution

Good food generally doesn’t arrive on a tray: hospital food is famously ridiculed, chronic student hunger is deemed a rite of passage, and prison meals are considered part of the punishment. But Chef Joshna ... Read more

The Edible City

Edited by Christina Palassio & Alana Wilcox

If a city is its people, and its people are what they eat, then shouldn’t food play a larger role in our dialogue about how and where we live? The food of a metropolis is essential to its character. Native plants, proximity to farmland, the locations of supermarkets, immigration, ... Read more

The Fair Trade Handbook

Edited by Gavin Fridell, Zack Gross, and Sean McHugh
Foreword by Sean McHugh


Framed within the common goal of advancing trade justice and South-North solidarity, The Fair Trade Handbook presents a broad interpretation of fair trade and a wide-ranging dialogue between different viewpoints. Canadian researchers in particular have advanced a transformative ... Read more

The Fruitful City

By Helena Moncrieff


Nominated for the 2019 Heritage Toronto Book Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

“Moncrieff eloquently reminds readers of the bounty and beauty that surround them.” —Publishers Weekly

Examining the roots and fruits of the urban foodscape

Our cities ... Read more