Food Tank’s Favorite Books of 2015 |

Food Tank’s favorite books from 2015 include both fresh and familiar titles, and explore topics ranging from ethical meat consumption to global food security.

From cookbooks to textbooks, 2015 was a great year for exploring novel food topics, tackling new cuisines, and delving into the complex issues surrounding the global food system. As you consider holiday wish lists, gift lists, and New Year’s resolutions, here are 15 Food Tank favorites published in the past year. Our list of highlights includes both familiar authors and newcomers, and explores topics including ethical meat consumption, global food security, southern cuisine, and seed botany.

For more books to add to your list, here’s our past reading lists: Fall 2015, Summer 2015, Spring 2015, Winter 2014, Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Winter 2013, and Fall 2013.

A Bone to Pick: The Good and Bad News about Food, with Wisdom and Advice on Diets, Food Safety, GMOs, Farming, and More by Mark Bittman

Bittman, former New York Times food columnist, is known for his compelling articles about the issues of today’s food system and a focus on solutions. This compilation of his most memorable columns covers food production, distribution, and cooking, and represents an invaluable resource for understanding the issues at hand.

The Carbon Farming Solution by Eric Toensmeier

The Carbon Farming Solution explores how agriculture might be an important part of solutions to climate change, rather than a global contributor to the problem. Toensmeier not only explains the scientific concepts and the current state of carbon farming but also explores how policy changes may be important.

The Color of Food by Natasha Bowens

Bowens’ The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming is an accessible book that speaks to racial and gender inequality in the food system by sharing the narratives of producers and activists of color. Empowering and inspiring, this photographic biography puts farmers of color back on the map and reveals the power dynamics affecting our broken food system.

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Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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