On this page, you'll find a "starter kit" of bibliographic and on-line resources to help you explore the theme of "food." As the "One Theme, One Campus" project evolves, you may also submit resources and links to share your own research with others.



Bittman, Mark. “Let’s Make Food Issues Real.” Opinion. The New York Times 6 May 2015.

Breene, Keith. “Food Security and Why It Matters.” World Economic Forum 18 Jan 2016. 

Castellaw, John. “Food Security Strategy Is Essential to Our National Security.” Opinion. AgriPulse 1 May 2017. 
Frischkorn, Kyle. “You Are What You Eat, And What You Eat Is Millions of Microbes.” 14 June 2017. 

Hummel, Abby. “Faith and Fear in the Food Wars: Biotechnology’s Role in Redeeming the Cursed Ground.” Christ and Pop Culture 20 June 2016. 
Jao, Carren. “Eat Your Words: How Literature Shapes Food.” Modern Farmer 5 August 2013.

Kaye, Alexandra. “A Recipe for Gender Neutral Attitudes in Millennial Male Cooks.” Food + Gender 4 May 2016.

Lerner, Addie. “How Food Advertising Drives Gender Inequality. Food + Gender 4 May 2016. 
Lewis, George H. “From Minnesota Fat to Seoul Food: Spam in America and the Pacific Rim Authors.” The Journal of Popular Culture 34.2 (Fall 2000): 83–105. 

MacLaughlin, Nina. “Food In Literature: Mouth-Watering Moments Of Literary Gastronomy.” Books. Huffington Post 17 February 2011.

Mariko Finn, Stephanie. Aspirational Eating: Class Anxiety and the Rise of Food in Popular Culture. Dissertation. University of Michigan, 2011. PDF.   

Matheson, Rob. “Funding Solutions for Pressing Food and Agriculture Issues.” MIT News Office 3 May 2017.

Moss, Michael. “The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food.” The New York Times Magazine 20 February 2013. 

Park, Kendall. “Ethnic Foodscapes: Foreign Cuisines in the United States.” Food, Culture & Society An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 20.3 (2017). 

Ramanathan, Lavanya. “Americans ‘Need to Stop Being Defensive About Their Food Culture’” The Washington Post 22 March 2016.

Ruvio, Ayalla A. “How Spam Went from Canned Necessity to American Icon.” 5 July 2017.

Secker Tesdell, Diana. “Top 10 Memorable Meals in Literature.” Food and Drink. The Guardian 28 October 2015. 

“Seven Top Hunger Organizations.” Food & Nutrition 26 August 2013.

Sillo, Christie. “Food and Femininity.” Book review. Food, Culture & Society An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 20.2 (2017).

Timmer, C. Peter. “Food Security, Structural Transformation, Markets and Government Policy Authors.” Asia and The Pacific Policy Studies Journal 4.1 (1 January 2017): 4–19.
Yan, Amanda. “Escaping Patriarchal Home Cooking.” Food + Gender 4 May 2016.





“Affiliated Organizations.” American Frozen Foods Institute.


“Agriculture and Fisheries.” Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


“Emergency Prevention.” Food Safety and Quality. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


“Fifty-Eight Organizations Fighting Food Waste Around the World.” Alternet.


“Food.” Global Issues. United Nations.

“Food and Agriculture Data.” FAOSTAT. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.


“Food For Thought.” Taking IT Global.


“Food and Hunger.” Global Citizen.


“Food and Literature.” National Public Radio (NPR).


Food in Every Country.


“Food In Literature.” In Literature: Live A Literary Inspired Life.


“Food Issues.” The Food Museum.


“Food Issues: Food & Sustainability.” Cultures of Resistance Network.


“Food Recovery Organizations (Food Access).” DC Urban Gardners Network.


“Food, Water and Energy Nexus - Organizations.” Grace Communications Foundations.


“Foodborne Diseases.” World Health Organization.


“GMO [genetically modified organism] Facts.”


“Green Growth and Sustainable Development.”Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


“Hunger Relief Organizations.” National Agricultural Library. United States Department of Agriculture.


“International Agricultural Law and Organizations.” The National Agricultural Law Center.


“International Food Issues and Resources.” Food Insight. International Food Information Council



“Nutrition and Health Issues.” United States Department of Agriculture.


“Problems.” Food and Water Watch. 


“Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.” World Trade Organization.


“Sustainable Food Issues and Threats.” Green Peace.


“Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) in Adults.” American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).


“Ten Impactful Organizations Tackling Hunger and Food Insecurity Around The World.” City Charge.


“Top 10 Issues of 2017 for Food and Farming.” Grace Communications Foundation 27 December 2016.


“U.N. and Sustainability.” United Nations.




Beer Wars (2009). Directed by Anat Baron. A look inside the cutthroat world of the big business of American beer.


Bite Size (2014). Directed by Corbin Billings. Tells the stories of four youngsters from around the U.S. as they embark on a journey to become healthier and lose weight.


Candyman: The David Klein Story (2010). Directed by Aaron Schaefer. The story of the rise and fall of David Klein, the man who invented Jelly Belly jelly beans.


Chef's Table (2015, 2016). Series creator David Gelb. Goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs.


COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret (2014) Directed by Kip Andersen. Follow the journey of an aspiring environmentalist searching for the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.


Dive! (2010). Directed by Jeremy Seifert. Follows director Jeremy Seifert and his friends as they dumpster dive behind several grocery stores in the Los Angeles area to demonstrate the massive amount of food that is wasted each year in America.


Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat (2015). Directed by Philip Lymbery. Examines the hidden cost of cheap meat and the devastating impacts factory farming has on people, animals and the planet are also revealed.


Farmageddon: The Unseen War On American Family Farms (2011). Directed by Kristin Canty. About the escalating fight for food rights in America.


Fat Head (2009). Directed by Tom Naughton. A comedian’s reply to the Morgan Spurlock’s "Super Size Me” about losing weight on a fast-food diet while demonstrating that almost everything you think you know about the obesity "epidemic" and healthy eating is wrong.


Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution (2008). Directed by Jean-Paul Jaud. After the mayor of a small village in France decides to make the school lunch menu organic and locally grown, conversations with town residents reveal the abuses of the food industry, the competing interests of agrobusiness and public health, the challenges and rewards of safe food production, and the practical solutions that we can all take part in.


Food, Inc. (2008). Directed by Robert Kenner. An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.


Forks Over Knives (2011). Directed by Lee Fulkerson. Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.


Hometown Hero: The Legend of New York's Chopped Cheese (2016) Directed by First We Feast. About the origins of the “chop cheese” sandwich and how it became an enigmatic icon of NYC.


Hungry For Change (2012). Directed by James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch, and Carlo Ledesma. Explores the connection between food and the increasing rate at which children are growing up less healthy than; links rate of cancer, infertility and other illnesses to environmental factors and examines why.


Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root (2009). Directed by Robert Bates. About the shortcomings of America's industrialized food system against a rising local food movement, whose proponents are shrinking the gap between farmland and dinner table.


Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011). Directed by David Gelb. Chronicles 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.


King Corn (2007). Directed by Aaron Woolf. Best friends Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis move to the heartland where, with the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of corn; raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm.


Kings of Pastry (2009). Directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker. About Les Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), a multi-disciplinary globally open pastry competition held every four years.


Pressure Cooker (2008). Directed by Mark Becker and Jennifer Grausman. About Wilma Stephenson’s Frankford High Culinary Arts "boot camp" disciplining her students into capable chefs and responsible students.


A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (2011). Directed by Sally Rowe. Explores the complicated relationships between food critics, chefs, and owners by chronicling the life of chef Paul Liebrandt.


A Place At The Table (2012). Directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. Investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem


Prohibition (2011). Series directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Describes how the consumption and effect of alcoholic beverages in the United States were connected to many different cultural forces including immigration, women's suffrage, and the income tax.


Somm [Sommeliers] (2013). Directed by Jason Wise. Follows the attempts of four candidates to pass the extremely difficult Master Sommelier examination, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.


Somm: Inside the Bottle (2016). Directed by Jason Wise. Sequel. Pulls back the curtain on wine production.


Soul Food Junkies (2013). Directed by Byron Hurt. To many African Americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul?


Super Size Me (2004). Directed by Morgan Spurlock. While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.


Sushi: The Global Catch (2012). Directed by Mark Hall. Will the worldwide hunger for sushi continue to grow until wild fish vanish, or will new technology like aquaculture keep plates full? Can sustainable sushi restaurants satisfy consumers or will competition for declining resources drive prices so high that only a few can afford raw fish?


The Restaurateur: Danny Meyer (2010). Directed by Roger Sherman. About successful restaurateur Danny Meyer, and how restaurants have evolved; awarded Best Documentary - Food at The Sonoma Film Festival.


The Search For General Tso (2014). Directed by Ian Cheney. Explores the origins and ubiquity of Chinese-American food through the story of an iconic sweet and spicy chicken dish.


Three Stars (2010). Directed by Lutz Hachmeister. Takes a look behind the scenes at top-class restaurants and offers exclusive interviews with celebrity chefs from France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the USA and Japan.


Vegucated (2011). Directed by Marisa Miller Wolfson. Follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about.


What the Health (2017). Directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. Critiques the health impact of meat and dairy products consumption, and questions the practices of the leading health and pharmaceutical organizations.





CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevetion).


Center For Food and Culture.


Center For Food Safety.


Codex Alimentarius: International Food Standards.


Committee Food Security and Sustainable Development. United Nations.


Community Food & Justice Coalition.


Culinary Institute of America.


EAT Foundation. Eat Initiative.


FAOLEX Database. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States.


Feeding America. 


Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE).


Food Safety and Inspection Service. United States Department of Agriculture.


Food Chain Workers Alliance.


Food Loss and Food Waste. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.


Institute of Food Technologists.


Standards Map: Your Roadmap to Sustainable Trade. International Trade Centre. 


Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform. United Nations.


Sustainable Table. Grace Communications Foundation.


United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


United Nations Foundation.


United States Food and Drug Administration.


World Food Programme.