- Food, Inc. Far and away my favorite food resource. Food, Inc. is an incredibly well-made documentary about corporate farming in the United States. It does not advocate vegetarianism and shows all sides of different industries. This is the movie that inspired me to pursue food policy as a career.
- King Corn. Another great documentary; this one focuses on the industrialization of corn in America.
- Super Size Me. About Morgan Spurlock and his decision to eat solely McDonald’s for 30 days to observe the effects on his health.
- In Defense of Food. Michael Pollan is my favorite food-related author/journalist. This book is about steering our culture back to "real food" and can be summed up by Pollan’s famous quote: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Pollan’s first book, and it’s just as good.
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. This book is by Barbara Kingslover (author of the famed The Poisonwood Bible) and is simply fantastic. This is a month-by-month account of her family’s attempt to live on a farm and grow all their own food for one year. This book is nearly as funny as it is informative.
- Food Politics. A classic by Marion Nestle.