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Sustainable Agriculture

Resources and tips for your research in Sustainable Agriculture


"Food studies scholarship focuses on the meaning humans bring to food, and its investigations are not defined solely by a certain type of activity (e.g., consumption but not production) or by a certain scope or scale of human organization (thus not small-scale societies over individual behaviors). An approach this broad and heterodox often requires using the theories and methods of multiple disciplines: food studies scholars move easily between history, anthropology, literary studies, political science, development studies, et cetera" (Trubek, 2017, para. 3). Trubek, A. B. (2017). Introduction to food studies methods. In J. Chrzan, & J. Brett (Eds.), Research methods for anthropological studies of food and nutrition: Food culture: anthropology, linguistics and food studies. Berghahn Books. Credo Reference.

Scholarly Journal Articles
Do a Summon search with the keyword food, food marketing, food labeling, Indigenous food, GMO, food history. Limit to scholarly articles.


DVDs and Streaming

For general Food Streaming Films and Food DVDs. Below are some select titles.

  1. Food Marketing Streaming Films and DVDs
  2. Growing Native Northwest: Coast Salish (streaming)
  3. Return: Native American women reclaim foodways for health & spirit (streaming)
  4. The Gatherer (streaming)


  1. KPU Library Guide for Sustainable Agriculture
  2. KPU Library Guide for Brewing
  3. Recommended websites from government, non-government organizations, business, and industry.

Find books in the library Catalog under subject headings food, food security, food supply, food additives, and local foods. Also try keyword searches such as food and ethnograph*  (Tip: the * searches for everything to the right of it, so ethnography, ethnographies, ethnographic). We also recommend some specific titles.

New Books

Book cover: Gender and Food
Book cover: Emergence of national foods
Book cover: Encyclopedia of food and agricultural ethics
Nook cover: Archaeology of Food
Book cover: Conversation in Food Studies
Book cover: Local Food Revolution
Book cover: Ancestral Appetites
Book cover: Coffee Culture
Book cover: Foods, Feasts, and Faith
Book cover: Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics
Book cover: Something to Chew On
Book cover: Edible Memory: The lure of heirloom tomatoes and other forgotten foods