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This guide covers resources for the study of the history and social ramifications of food. See the Nutrition guide for other topics.
The Graduate Association for Food Studies (GAFS) is the official graduate student caucus of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). GAFS is an interdisciplinary academic community connecting graduate students interested in food and promoting their exceptional work. The Association publishes the digital Graduate Journal of Food Studies.
Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition is a section of the American Anthropological Association. The website discusses the distinctive insights anthropology brings to anything even vaguely related to food and nutrition.
The Sifter is tool for food history research. It is a publicly available, searchable database and is designed to be a tool to aid in finding, identifying and comparing historical and contemporary writing on food and related topics.
The Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN) is an independent, non-profit news organization that produces in-depth and investigative journalism in the critically underreported areas of food, agriculture, and environmental health. This is a subscription resource and so accessible through NYU.
Culinary Historians of New York shares knowledge of the ways food has affected humans (and humans, food) since earliest times. Its mission is to support research and education in culinary history and to encourage broader conversations and exchanges about the many critical issues that arise in the emerging discipline of food studies.
Organic Farming Research Foundation works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.
Edible Communities is a media organization devoted to telling the stories and sustaining the efforts of the farmers, chefs, food artisans, fishers, vintners, and home cooks who feed us. It contains a network of more than 90 independently-owned, locally-focused magazines across the U.S. and Canada.
The Food Timeline wants to make food history fun. Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts. Some experts say it's impossible to express this topic in exact timeline format. They are correct. Most foods are not invented; they evolve.