Food is an interconnected system and a fundamental process of energy consumption for all life. It is essential to all known life.

On production of food:

Richardson, Pamela, and Sarah Whatmore. “Food Networks.” In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, edited by Rob Kitchin and Nigel J. Thrift, 202–7. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2009.


Beck, Birgit. “Food as a Moral Problem.” In Bioeconomy and Sustainability: Perspectives from Natural and Social Sciences, Economics and Ethics, edited by Dirk Lanzerath, Ulrich Schurr, Christina Pinsdorf, and Mandy Stake, 33–59. Cham: Springer, 2022.

'Food' Animals

Arcari, Paula. Making Sense of ‘Food’ Animals a Critical Exploration of the Persistence of ‘Meat’. Singapore: Springer, 2019.

Environment and Future

A book about food and agriculture. Reviewed by Tim Flannery in NYRB. The agricultural system is broken. The next step is to eat bacteria. Bacteria are positioned one more step down the food chain.

Monbiot, George. Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet. Great Britain: Penguin Books, 2022.


Anderson, E. N. Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture. New York: New York University Press, 2005.

Bray, Francesca, Peter A. Coclanis, Edda L. Fields-Black, and Dagmar Schäfer, eds. Rice: Global Networks and New Histories. New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Brulotte, Ronda L., and Michael A. Di Giovine. Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage. Heritage, Culture and Identity. Burlington: Ashgate, 2014.

Grzyb, Liz, and Cat Sparks, eds. Ecopunk! Speculative Tales of Radical Futures. Greenwood: Ticonderoga Publications, 2017.

Mabey, Richard. Food for Free. London: Harper Collins, 2012.

Marton, Renee. Rice: A Global History. London: Reaktion Books, 2014.

Reese, Jacy. The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System. Boston: Beacon Press, 2018.

Romeo Casabona, Carlos María, Leire Escajedo San Epifanio, and Aitziber Emaldi Cirión, eds. Global Food Security: Ethical and Legal Challenges. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic, 2010.

Stephens, David W., Joel S. Brown, and Ronald C. Ydenberg. Foraging Behavior and Ecology, 2014.

Weis, Anthony John. The Ecological Hoofprint: The Global Burden of Industrial Livestock. New York: Zed Books, 2013.

Wengle, Susanne A. Black Earth, White Bread: A Technopolitical History of Russian Agriculture and Food. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2022.

Zola, Nelly, and Beth Gott. Koorie Plants, Koorie People: Traditional Aboriginal Food, Fibre and Healing Plants of Victoria. Melbourne: Koorie Heritage Trust, 1992.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. World Food and Agriculture: Statistical Pocketbook 2018, 2018.

Morrow, Oona. ‘Sharing Food and Risk in Berlin’s Urban Food Commons’. Geoforum 99 (2019): 202–12.

Randers, Jørgen. 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years. White River Junction, US: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2012.

Vittuari, Matteo, Giovanni Bazzocchi, Sonia Blasioli, Francesco Cirone, Albino Maggio, Francesco Orsini, Jerneja Penca, et al. “Envisioning the Future of European Food Systems: Approaches and Research Priorities After COVID-19.” Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, Building Sustainable City Region Food Systems to Increase Resilience and Cope with Crises, 5 (2021): 642787.