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HIST 112 Environmental History -- Professor Lewis: Library Session, November 1, 2017

Evaluating Sources

Group 1

"In Good Taste: Rethinking American History with our Palates," by Gerald J. Fitzgerald and Gabriella M. Petrick

"How Junk Food Can End Obesity," by David Freeman

Group 2

"The Extraordinary Addictive Science of Junk Food," by Michael Moss

"Beyond Alternative: Exploring the Potential for Autonomous Food Spaces," by Amanda DeVito Wilson

Group 3

"Food Industry Front Groups Exposed in New Report: Monsanto, Cope, Pepsi, and More," by J.D. Heyes

"The Perfect Solution How Trans Fats Became the Healthy Replacement for Saturated Fats," by David Schleifer

Group 4

"‘Purity as Life’: H.J. Heinz, Religious Sentiment, and the Beginning of the Industrial Diet," by Gabriella M. Petrick

"Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Watching it Grow," by Stephen Bocking

Group 5

"Atomic Agriculture: Policymaking, Food Production, and Nuclear Technologies in the United States, 1945–1960," by Neil Oatsvall

"Farm Subsidies: A Welfare Program for Agribusiness"

Group 6

"Labeling and Nutrition"

"Food and Beverage Advertising to Children on U.S. Television: Did National Food Advertisers Respond?" by Ron Warren, jan LeBlanc Wicks, Robert H. Wicks, Ignatius Fosu, and Donghung Chung

Group 7

"Organic Foods: Are They Safer? More Nutritious?"

"Scaling Up Political Ecology: The Case of Illegal Pesticides on Fresh Vegetables Imported into the United States, 1996–2006," by Ryan E. Galt

Group 8

"Food and Finance: The Financial Transformation of Agro-food Supply Chains," by S. Ryan Isakson

"Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?," by Dan Charles

Group 9

"The Meaning of 'Organic' Hazy for Nonfood Items"

"TheWal-Mart Effect: Wave of Destruction or Creative Destruction?" by Srikanth Paruchuri, Joel A. C. Baum, and David Potere

Group 10

"Food With a Farmer's Face: Community-Supported Agriculture in the United States," by Steven M. Schnell

"'Natural' vs 'Organic': How Food Labels Deceive," by Dan Kerley

Group 11

"Atomic Agriculture: Policymaking, Food Production, and Nuclear Technologies in the United States, 1945–1960," by Neil Oatsvall

"The Meaning of 'Organic' Hazy for Nonfood Items"

Group 12

"Farm Subsidies: A Welfare Program for Agribusiness"

"In Good Taste: Rethinking American History with our Palates," by Gerald J. Fitzgerald and Gabriella M. Petrick

Group 13

"TheWal-Mart Effect: Wave of Destruction or Creative Destruction?" by Srikanth Paruchuri, Joel A. C. Baum, and David Potere

"How Junk Food Can End Obesity," by David Freeman

Group 14

"Labeling and Nutrition"

"‘Purity as Life’: H.J. Heinz, Religious Sentiment, and the Beginning of the Industrial Diet," by Gabriella M. Petrick

Group 15

"Scaling Up Political Ecology: The Case of Illegal Pesticides on Fresh Vegetables Imported into the United States, 1996–2006," by Ryan E. Galt

"The Extraordinary Addictive Science of Junk Food," by Michael Moss

Group 16

"Food Industry Front Groups Exposed in New Report: Monsanto, Cope, Pepsi, and More," by J.D. Heyes

"Food and Beverage Advertising to Children on U.S. Television: Did National Food Advertisers Respond?" by Ron Warren, jan LeBlanc Wicks, Robert H. Wicks, Ignatius Fosu, and Donghung Chung

Research Practice

Use America: History & Life (expanded to "History Databases) to find 2 articles and use IDS Search to find 2 books on the topic given to you in class.

8:30 class use THIS GOOGLEDOC to record information about what you find.

10:00 class use THIS GOOGLEDOC to record what you find.

Group 1: Bottled water

Group 2: Pistachios

Group 3: Sugar beets

Group 4: Organic chicken

Group 5: Tobacco

Group 6: Pineapple

Group 7: Quinoa

Group 8: Rice

Group 9: Cocoa

Group 10: Cosmetics

Group 11: Honeybee products

Group 12: Uranium

Group 13: Veal

Group 14: Caviar

Group 15: Tires

Group 16: Grapes

Research tips

These are some useful subject headings when tracking the environmental history of a product or commodity:

Commodification
Agricultural productivity
Energy consumption
Social aspects
Environmental aspects
Agroecology
Export industry
Consumer mass market
Small-scale growers
Shipping
Agribusiness
Monocultures
Plant disease epidemics
Labor practices
Workers' lives
Pesticides
Mass marketing
Production and consumption
Globalization
Depleted natural resources

Using Newspaper Articles to Find Scholarly Sources

 

 

 Eunyoung Cho

SCOPUS

Assignment