For an update on what topic I am writing about, here is the general idea: I want to look at ways that food can play a role in social change efforts. I want to write different sections about ways that this can be done such as through urban farms, local business development, and alternative education programs. Most of what I read about for this topic either comes from my searches on JSTOR/ArticlesPlus/Proquest/etc. or from websites of organizations or businesses that I am studying or more popular information on the food movement. So that means I’m really missing a lot of good stuff! Another thing that I have some information on is the idea of social entrepreneurship, which I have been able to get from a website called community-wealth.org
I know there is a lot on this topic, so I would like to have some reading that is different from what we are being exposed to a lot more now. I think the New York Book Review version of my project would be something like this http://visual.ly/bring-food-education-back – a basic overview of all the problems there are with the food industry and how much it is hurting Americans. We’ve all probably seen Food, inc. or read about Michelle Obama’s organic garden or heard something along these lines. I want the New York Review of Books version of my project to come from the depth of my research. With that being said, I’m looking for any recommendations for things outside the box that will help me surpass the NY Book Review level. Maybe it means looking at the history of how food has been used in societies; maybe it is some really great lecture on sustainability…. I don’t know! Recommendations, please!