The choices that we make each day have profound effects on our health and environment. From farm to table - growing, processing, packaging and transporting, food demands tremendous costs, resources and energy. A few small changes in our eating and purchasing choices can greatly reduce negative impact. When we eat mindfully, we help the environment by reducing global warming and pollution, and we help ourselves by eating fresh, healthy, whole foods.

Consider also that the foods and products that we purchase may not be produced with our best health and interest in mind. So, what can we do about it? The following references will assist in your education, teaching, research and decision-making about healthy choices, products and services. We encourage each individual to be as informed as possible. There are many great references and resources. Here are some that we have found very helpful. No one will look out for your well-being better than you can for yourself.

Be an advocate for your best health!

Recommended Reading
· Back to Eden by Jethro Koss
· Diet for a New America by John Robbins
· Diet for a Small Planet by Francis Moore Lappe
· The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling
  Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long Term Health
by T. Colin Campbell, PhD
· The Essential Green You by Deirdre Imus
· Fast Food Nation by Eric Scholosser
· Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle
. Health Journey by Lillian R. Butler & Eddie D. Robinson
. Integrative Nutrition by Joshua Rosenthal
· The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World by John Robbins
· The Omnivore’s Dilemna by Michael Pollan
· The Whole-Food Guide to Strong Bones: A Holistic Approach by AnneMarie Colbin, PhD.
· Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.
· Overtreated: Why Too much Medicine is Making us Sicker and Poorer by Shannon Brownlee
· Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
· Six Arguments for a Greener Diet: How a Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Health and the 
by Michael F. Jacobson
· What’s in Your Milk? An Expose of Industry and Government Cover-Up on the Dangers of the 
  Genetically Engineered (rBGH) Milk You’re Drinking
by Samuel S. Epstein

Documentary Film
· Food Inc.  
· Forks Over Knives  
· Locavore  
· The Future of Food   
· The Meatrix

Food Safety
· American Botanical Council  
· Center for Science in the Public Interest   
· Fair Trade Certified  
. Safe Seed Resources  
· USDA Agricultural Marketing Service   

Humanly Raised Animal Products
· American Pastured Poultry Producers Association  
· Eat Wild   
· Heritage Food USA 
. Sustainable Table  

· Green Med Info   
· Story of Stuff   
· Organic personal & home care products    

· Best Buy Drugs (Consumer Report)  
· Campaign for Safe Cosmetics   
· Consumer Lab   
· Consumer Reports Health   
· Consumers Union  
· National Resources Defense Council   
· Public Citizen’s Health Research Group   
· Vaccines Revealed   


Whole Foods
· ChooseVeg  
· Eat Well Guide   
· Local Harvest  
· Meatout Mondays  
· Vegguide  
· Whole Foods Market  





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