Agriculture

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life.

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States
The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America
Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat
The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World
Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World
Sugar: The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity
The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat
American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland
The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World
Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World
Butter: A Rich History
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
Our Only World: Ten Essays
100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
The One-Straw Revolution
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food
You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Permaculture: A Designers' Manual
Turn Here Sweet Corn by Atina DiffleyJudith by Aritha Van HerkHit by a Farm by Catherine FriendFarm City by Novella CarpenterThe Lambs by Carole George
Female Farmers
9 books — 7 voters
The Radium Girls by Kate  MooreTriangle by David von DrehleAutobiography of Mother Jones by Mary Harris JonesHousehold Workers Unite by Premilla NadasenDemanding Child Care by Natalie M. Fousekis
Women's Labor Histories
143 books — 23 voters

Pest Control for Organic Gardening by Amber RichardsTomatoland by Barry EstabrookFood For The City - A Future For The Metropolis by Brigitte van der SandeClosing the Food Gap by Mark WinneLocavesting by Amy Cortese
Sustainable Food System Books
15 books — 10 voters
Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah BlumThe Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Modern Science Nonfiction
300 books — 209 voters

The Dirty Life by Kristin KimballAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara KingsolverHit by a Farm by Catherine FriendFarm City by Novella CarpenterGoat Song by Brad Kessler
Farming Memoir
64 books — 46 voters
Slow Flowers by Debra PrinzingCool Flowers by Lisa Mason ZieglerVegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Mason ZieglerThe Flower Farmer by Lynn ByczynskiDeadhead by Jeriann Sabin
Books for Flower Farmers
9 books — 2 voters


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Michael Dorris
Here are two facts that should not both be true: - There is sufficient food produced in the world every year to feed every human being on the planet. - Nearly 800 million people literally go hungry every day, with more than a third of the earth's population -- 2 billion men and women -- malnourished one way or another, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Michael Dorris, Rooms in the House of Stone: The "Thistle" Series of Essays

Commercial agriculture can survive within pluralistic American society, as we know it - if the farm is rebuilt on some of the values with which it is popularly associated: conservation, independence, self-reliance, family, and community. To sustain itself, commercial agriculture will have to reorganize its social and economic structure as well as its technological base and production methods in a way that reinforces these values.
Marty Strange

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