Books, Reports, Websites, Movies, and More

Food is a broad topic. It touches everything from cuisine to climate change, hunger to factory and organic farms, pathogens to healthy arteries. Millions of books, articles, and websites could be listed here, so consider the items listed here as just tiny tip of the iceberg. We believe they are all interesting and informative in one way or another.

Some obvious advice when you are searching for online information: seek reliable websites. When exploring health issues, guard against unreliable medical websites and those pushing (usually unnecessary) dietary supplements. Some of the best starting places for information on any topic are websites sponsored by the federal government and established nonprofit organizations like the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Environmental Defense Fund, and ASPCA. Most trade associations and corporations have commercial interests that just might shade their opinions.

The National Food Museum does not necessarily endorse the content of these resources.

We welcome your suggestions of additional important and reliable items.



Dutch Farming

Efficient, productive, humane— the future of farming? (Dutch public broadcasting service) A Washington Post article takes an in-depth look at Dutch farming (2022; subscription required)

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Food Chains

Eye-opening, hopeful documentary film about farm labor, especially the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Napa Valley workers; participants include Eva Langoria and Eric Schlosser (2014; 83’)

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Harvest of Shame

Landmark CBS-TV documentary about the plight of migrant farmworkers (Thanksgiving Day, 1960; sponsored by Philip Morris, with host Edward R. Murrow smoking a cigarette; 52’)

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Food, Culture, Art

Food Industry

Food, Nutrition, Health


An award-winning quarterly magazine that uses cooking and food preparation to get kids interested in healthy eating.

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Food 2050

Food 2050 This series of 10 beautiful 7-minute videos, produced by the Rockefeller Foundation and Media RED, that document the efforts of 10 global visionaries

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Hunger in America

May 21st marks the 50th anniversary of the CBS News documentary “Hunger In America.” The 1968 special revealed widespread malnutrition in graphic detail, and in the years that followed, Republicans and Democrats came together to tackle the problem.

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Organizations Fighting World Hunger

U.S. Agency for International Development, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, World Bank, United Nation’s World Food Program

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Other Food Museums, Exhibits