Darin Jensen and Molly Roy, eds. Food: An Atlas. Guerrilla Cartography, 2013.
This is fun. It’s a book of big maps on food production, distribution, security, exploration, and identity, mostly American but some international. Take a look at such maps as those for rooftop farming in New York City, global imbalance of food availability, the rise of British food banks, and Taco trucks of East Oakland.
It reminds me a lot of:
Erik Millstone and Tim Lang. The Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, Where and Why. Earthscan, 2003.
This one is British and more overtly political. Its maps cover such things as over- and under-nutrition, food aid as power, genetic modification, trade flows, advertising, and “Citizens Bite Back.”
Next public appearance
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Andersen at 2:25 p.m. For the schedule and details, click here.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”