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ETHICS 180s: Political & Ethical Economy of Food: Getting Started

Research guide for Shana Starobin's course, spring 2012


Welcome to the Duke University Libraries' research guide for Shana Starobin's course on Political & Ethical Economy of Food.

This guide offers a selection of resources about the emerging world of food studies, politics, and climate change. 

Discipline-specific resources can be found via the tabs at the top of the page.

This guide is a work in progress; if you have any comments, suggestions, or requests about resources to add, please contact us!

Special thanks to Amber Welch, graduate student at UNC-SILS, for her contributions to this guide as part of her internship with the Duke Libraries, fall of 2011.


Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

  • State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2011
    Raises awareness about global hunger issues, discusses underlying causes of hunger and malnutrition and monitors progress towards hunger reduction targets.  Pdf of book can be downloaded.
  • State of Food and Agriculture
    FAO’s major annual publication, aims to bring science-based assessments of important issues in the field of food and agriculture.  Each document can be downloaded: