Food in America: The Past, Present, and Future of Food, Farming, and the Family Meal, 1st Edition

  • Andrew F. Smith
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  • ISBN-10: 1610698592
  • ISBN-13: 9781610698597
  • DDC: 363.809732
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This three-volume work 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: History.
Controversies: Going Forward.
2: Climate Change.
3: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
4: Fertilizer.
5: Fish and Shellfish.
6: Food Waste.
7: Locavores.
8: Organic.
9: Pesticides.
10: Sustainable Food.
11: Water.
Landmark Documents.
12: A Letter Sent from New-England.
13: New-England’s Plantations.
14: New English Canaan, or, New Canaan.
15: Description of the Food and Subsistence of the Indians.
16: Travels into North America (Excerpt).
17: Northwest Ordinance.
18: Lewis and Clark’s Journal (Excerpt).
19: Life in New Mexico.
20: Swamp and Overflow Act.
21: A Blunt Warning about Unsustainable Farming Practices in America Excerpt from Rural Essays.
22: Henry David Thoreau’s Journal.
23: The Homestead Act.
24: The Pacific Railway Act (Excerpt).
25: Dairy Farming and Cheese Making” Excerpt from The Illustrated Annual Register of Rural Affairs and Cultivator Almanac, for the year 1864.
26: Protecting the American Hen (Excerpt).
27: Newlands Reclamation Act.
28: Improvement of Our Heritage.
29: Federal Insecticide Act (FIA).
30: Erosion As a Costly Farm Evil (Excerpt).
31: Taylor Grazing Act.
32: Statement on Signing the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act.
33: Report of the Great Plains Drought Area Committee.
34: Victory Gardens Are Essential.
35: Clean Air Act (Excerpt).
36: The Wilderness Act.
37: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
38: The Role of NOAA.
39: Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act (Excerpt).
40: Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) (Excerpt).
41: Endangered Species Act.
42: Federal Land Policy and Management Act.
43: Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.
44: Dams Are Not Forever.
45: The Giveaway of the West.
46: National Organic Program.
47: GAO Report on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.
48: A Balanced Diet for Lake Erie: Reducing Phosphorus Loadings and Harmful Algal Blooms (Excerpt).
49: Idaho’s Sewer System Is the Snake River.
Chronology of Landmark Events.
Sources of Further Information.