Articles available to the Furman Community are listed below. Most are available through the library, though others are available online. The suggested articles listed at the end are articles Furman does not have direct access to, but may be accessible through Illiad.

10 Things the Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know: Nutrition experts argue that you can't take marketing campaigns at face value.

Topics: Nutrition; Food Industry; Marketing
Publication: Voiland, A., & Haupt, A. (2012, March 30). US News and World Report.

Agricultural intensification and changes in cultivated areas, 1970–2005

Topics: Measurement, Agriculture Production, Land Use, Forecasts and Trends, Agricultural Industry
Publications: Rudel, T. K., Lambin, E. F., Birkenholtz, T., Baptista, S., Grau, R., Clark, W. C., . . . Ickowitz, A. (2009). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(49), 20675-20680.

Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices

Topics: Systems, Fresh-Water, Agriculture – Methods, Consequences, Ecosystems
Publication: Tilman, D., Cassman, K. G., Matson, P. A., Naylor, R., & Polasky, S. (2002). Nature, 418(6898), 671-677.

Air pollution and odor in communities near industrial swine operations

Topics: Environmental Justice; Rural Health; Community-based Participatory Research; Exposure; Agriculture
Publication: Wing, S., Horton, R. A., Marshall, S. W., Thu, K., Tajik, M., Schinasi, L., & Schiffman, S. S. (2008). Air pollution and odor in communities near industrial swine operations. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116(10), 1362-1368.

Are we aware of the external factors that influence our food intake?

Topics: Overeating; Social Facilitation; Meal Termination; Social Influences; Automaticity
Publication: Vartanian, Herman, & Wansink (2008). Health Psychology, 27, 533-538.

Assessing the water challenge of a new green revolution in developing countries

Topics: Water Productivity, Food, Consumptive Water Use, Food Security, Wheat
Publication: Rockstrom, J., Lannerstad, M., & Falkenmark, M. (2007). Assessing the water challenge of a new green revolution in developing countries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(15), 6253-6260.

Big food, food systems, and global health.

Topics: Global Health, Food, Nutrition
Publication: Stuckler, D. & Nestle, M. (2012). PLoS Medicine, 9, 1-4.

Beneficial biofuels—The food, energy, and environment trilemma

Topics: Emissions, Carbon, Land-Use, Biomass, Climate
Publication: Tilman, D., Somerville, C., Williams, R., Socolow, R., Foley, J. A., Hill, J., . . . Searchinger, T. (2009). Science, 325(5938), 270-271.

Can we feed the world and sustain the planet?

Topics: Forecasts and Trends, Management, Food Supply, Agriculture – Methods, Agriculture Production
Publication: Foley, J. A. (2011). Scientific American, 305(5), 60-65.

Community Gardens May Produce More Than Vegetables

Topics: Community Gardens; Obesity; Gardening Benefits
Publication: University of Utah (2013, April 18). Community gardens may produce more than vegetables. Retrieved from website:

Disparities and access to healthy food in the United States: A review of food deserts literature.

Topics: Food Access, Vegetable Access, Food Desert – United States; Socioeconomic Status
Publication: Walker, R.E., Keane, C. R., & Burke, J G. (2010). Health & Place, 16, 876-884.

Down on the shrimp farm

Topics: Water Pollution – Prevention and Control; Aquaculture – Methods
Publication: Stokstad, E. (2010). Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5985), 1504-1505.

Dual-modality disclaimers, emotional appeals and production techniques in food advertising airing during programs rated for children: Is there a good balance?

Topics: Food Marketing; Child Obesity
Publication: Wicks, J.L., Warren, R., Fosu, I., & Wicks, R.H. (2009). Journal of Advertising, 38, 93-105.

Environmental factors that increase the food intake and consumption volume of unknowing consumers

Topics: Obesity Epidemic; Social Facilitation; Nutrition and Dietetics; Environmental Influences; Feeding Behavior – Psychology
Publication: Wansink, B. (2004). Annual Review of Nutrition, 24, 455–579.

Environment, not personal choice, causes obesity.

Topics: Obesity – Environmental Aspects – Social Aspects
Publication: Rangrass G. (2006). Kalamazoo Gazette.

Farming the planet: 1. Geographic distribution of global agricultural lands in the year 2000

Topics: Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, Croplands, Data Sets, Land cover Change, Environmental Sciences
Publications: Ramankutty, N.,  Evan, A.T., Monfreda, C. and Foley, J.A. (2008). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22(1), GB1003.

Farming the planet: 2. Geographic distribution of crop areas, yields, physiological types, and net primary production in the year 2000

Topics: Carbon-Cycle, Fresh-Water, Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, Data Sets, Land Cover Change
Publication: Monfreda, C.,  Ramankutty, N., and Foley, J.A. (2008). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22(1), GB1022.

Food deserts: If you build it, they might not come.

Topics: Food Deserts; Access to Food; Poverty; Obesity
Publication: The Economist. (2011, July 7).

Food for thought

Topics: Food Security, Food Production, Sustainability
Publications: Godfray, H. C. J. (2011). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(50), 19845-19846.

Food miles and the relative climate impacts of food choices in the United States

Topics: Life cycles; Environmental Assessment; Food; Environmental Science
Publication: Weber CL, Matthews S. (2008). Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 3508-3513.

Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People

Topics: Yields, Systems, Food Supply, Agriculture - Methods
Publication: Godfray, H. C. J., Toulmin, C., Beddington, J. R., Crute, I. R., Haddad, L., Lawrence, D., . . . Thomas, S. M. (2010). Science, 327(5967), 812-818.

Forecasting Agriculturally Driven Global Environmental Change

Topics: Agriculture, Intensification, Food, Nitrogen Budgets, Climate Change
Publication: Tilman, D., Swackhamer, D., Fargione, J., Wolff, B., D'Antonio, C., Dobson, A., . . . Simberloff, D. (2001). Science, 292(5515), 281-284.

Freeze the footprint of food

Topics: Genomes, Farms, Conservation of Natural Resources – Methods, Food, Food Supply - Economics
Publications: Clay, J. (2011). Nature, 475(7356), 287-289.

Genetic and environmental determinants of children's food preferences

Topics: Nutrition and Dietetics
Publication: Wardle, J., Cooke L. (2008). British Journal of Nutrition, 99 (Suppl 1), S15-S21.

Global environmental impacts of agricultural expansion: The need or sustainable and efficient practices

Topics: Agriculture, Ecosystems, Agriculture Methods
Publication: Tilman, D. (1999). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 96(11), 5995-6000.

Global food chain stretched to the limit

Topics: Global Food Chain - Violence
Publication: Schoen, J. (2011, January 14). NBC news.

Global food demand and the sustainable intensification of agriculture

Topics: United States, Agriculture, Management, Biodiversity, Food Supply
Publication: Tilman, D., Balzer, C., Hill, J., & Befort, B. L. (2011). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(50), 20260-20264.

Global Food Security: Challenges and Policies

Topics: Hunger; Agriculture Policy, Food Supply, Poverty, Agricultural Production
Publication: Rosegrant, M. W., & Cline, S. A. (2003). Science, 302(5652), 1917-1919.

A Guru of the Green Revolution Reflects on Borlaug's Legacy

Topics: Agriculture – India; Innovative; Bumper Crops
Publication: (2009). Science, 326(5951), 361-361.

High intake of palatable food predicts binge-eating independent of susceptibility to obesity: An animal model of lean vs obese binge-eating and obesity with and without binge-eating

Topics: Nutrition and Dietetics; Gene-Expression; Stress
Publication: Boggiano, M. M., Artiga, A. I., Pritchett, C. E., Chandler-Laney, P. C., Smith, M. L., & Eldridge, A. J (2007). International Journal of Obesity, 31, 1357-1367.

Hooked on Sugar

Topics: Obesity; Eating Habits; Children
Publication: Adamek, M. (2011) Center for Ecoliteracy.

How sustainable agriculture can address the environmental and human health harms of industrial agriculture

Topics: Industrial Agriculture; Environment; Diet; Sustainable Agriculture; Environmental and Occupational Health; Public
Publication: Horrigan L, Lawrence RS, Walker P. (2002). Environmental Health Perspectives, 110, 445-456.

Increased Food and Ecosystem Security via Perennial Grains

Topics: Multidisciplinary Sciences, Crops
Publication: Glover, J. D., Culman, S. W., DeHaan, L. R., Eriksson, D., Gill, B. S., Holland, J., . . . Crews, T. E. (2010). Increased food and ecosystem security via perennial grains. Science, 328(5986), 1638-1639.

Internal and external cues of meal cessation: The French Paradox redux?

Topics: Psychosocial Behavior; Environmental Factors; Nutrition and Dietetics; Food; Sociology
Publication: Wansink, B., Payne, C. R., & Chandon, P. (2007). Obesity.

Intensive livestock farming Global trends, increased environmental concerns, and ethical solutions.

Topics: Agriculture, Environment, Animals, Agriculture economics
Publication: Ilea, R. C. (2009). Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 22(2), 153-167.

Is Local Food Better?

Topics: Research and Development; Industrialized Nations, Farms, Environental Economics, Fossil Fuels
Publication: DeWeerdt, S. (2009). World Watch, 22(3), 6.

Linking sustainable agriculture and public health: Opportunities for realizing multiple goals

Topics: Public Health; Sustainable Agriculture; Farm Policy; Food; Diet
Publication: Hamm MW. (in press). Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.

Measuring Food Insecurity

Topics: Food – Statistics and Numerical Data, Measurement, Food Supply, Measurement Techniques
Publication: Barrett, C. B. (2010). Science, 327(5967), 825-828.

Nutrient Imbalances in Agricultural Development

Topics: Management, Systems, Input, Trends, Phosphorous
Publication: Vitousek, P. M., Matson, P. A., Nziguheba, G., Ojima, D., Palm, C. A., Robertson, G. P., . . . Martinelli, L. A. (2009). Science, 324(5934), 1519-1520.

Organic Foods

Topics: Antioxidants, Conventional Food, Food Economics, Food Laws, Food Safety, Microbiological Safety, Mycotoxins, Natural Toxins, Nutrition, Organic Food, Pesticides
Publications: Winter, C. K., & Davis, S. F. (2006). Journal of Food Science, 71(9), R117-R124.

Public health implications of meat production and consumption

Topics: Aquaculture Meat, Diet, Industrial Animal Production, Sustainable Agriculture
Publication: Walker P, Rhubart-Berg P, McKenzie S, Kelling K, Lawrence RS. (2005). Public Health Nutrition, 8, 348-356.

Rain-fed agriculture could meet the challenges of food security in India

Topics: Agriculture; Sustainability; Economic Growth
Publication: Sharma, K. (2011). Current Science, 100(11), 1615-1616.

Reducing Energy Inputs in the US Food System

Topics: Agriculture, Energy conservation, Food packaging, Food system, Food transport, Land resources, Nutrients, United States
Publication: Pimentel, D., Williamson, S., Alexander, C. E., Gonzalez-Pagan, O., Kontak, C., & Mulkey, S. E. (2008). Human Ecology, 36(4), 459-471.

Research Principles for Developing Country Food Value Chains

Topics: Safety, Standards, Food Chains, Poverty, Market Participation
Publication: Gómez, M. I., Pell, A. N., Reardon, T., Retnanestri, M., Ruben, R., Struebi, P., . . . Outhred, H. (2011). Science, 332(6034), 1154-1155.

Rethinking the meat guzzler

Topics: Meat Industry, Commodity Prices, Environmental Impact, Consumption, Factory Farming
Publication: Bittman M. (2008). New York Times. January 27.

Rice, fish, and the planet

Topics: Management, Emissions, Agriculture – Methods, Fisheries – Methods, Fishes – Growth and Development
Publication: Lansing, J. S., & Kremer, J. N. (2011). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(50), 19841-19842.

School food, public policy, and strategies for change

School food – United States
Publication: Nestle, M. (2012). Center for Ecoliteracy.

Smart Investments in Sustainable Food Production: Revisiting Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems

Topics: Environment, Agricluture, Dairy and Animal Science, Poverty, Smallholders, Intensification
Publication: Herrero, M., van de Steeg, J., Lynam, J., Parthasarathy Rao, P., Macmillan, S., Gerard, B., . . . Peters, M. (2010). Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5967), 822-825.

Soil Carbon Sequestration Impacts on Global Climate Change and Food Security

Topics: Management, Atmospheric Carbon, Cropland Soils, Organic-Matter, Food Supply
Publications: Lal, R. (2004). Science, 304(5677), 1623-1627.

Soil and Trouble

Topics: Soil Erosion
Publication: Anonymous. (2004). Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5677), 1614-1615.

Soil erosion and agricultural sustainability

Topics: Agriculture, History, Physical Sciences, Humans, Sediment
Publications: Montgomery, D. R. (2007). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(33), 13268-13272.

Solutions for a cultivated planet

Topics: Agriculture, Fresh-Water, Water-Resources, Earth, Crop Yields
Publication: Foley, J. A., West, P. C., Balzer, C., Bennett, E. M., Carpenter, S. R., Hill, J., . . . Stockholm Environment Institute. (2011). Nature, 478(7369), 337-342.

Sowing the Seeds for the Ideal Crop

Topics: Seeds – chemistry, Crops, Agricultural –Chemistry, Agricultural – Genetics, Agricultural – Growth and Development
Publication: Pennisi, E. (2010). Science (New York, N.Y.), 327(5967), 802-803.

Studies question the pairing of food deserts and obesity

Topics: Obesity; Inner City; Restaurants; Grocery Stores; Poverty
Publication: Kolata, G. (2012, April 17). NY Times.

Stemming the global obesity epidemic: What can we learn about data from social and economic trends?

Topics: Sprawl; Weight; Obesity; Physical Activity; Body Mass Index
Publication: Sturm, R. (2008). Public Health, 122, 739-746.

The Tightening Conflict: Population, Energy Use, and The Ecology of Agriculture

Topics: Agriculture – Technical Development; Sustainable Living
Publication: Giampietro, M. and Pimentel, D. (1994). The Tightening Conflict: Population, Energy Use, and The Ecology of Agriculture. Retrieved from

Time to revisit food deserts.

Topics: Food Deserts; Poverty; Access to Food
Publication: Bornstein, D. (2012, April 25). NY Times: Opinionator

World food trends and prospects to 2025

Topics: Agriculture, Paper, Agriculture – Methods, Food Supply, Population Growth
Publication: Dyson, T. (1999). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 96(11), 5929-5936.

Suggested Articles

The Environmental impact of meat

Topics: Meat Industry – Environmental Impact
Publication: Goffman, E. (2012). Proquest Discover Guide.

The Farmers Next Door

Topics: Local Food, Farming, Upstate
Publication: Williams, H. (2010). The Magazine of Greenville.

Inexhaustible Appetites: Testing the Limits of Agroecosystems

Topics: Global Food System; Malnutrition; Food Access;
Publication: Holmes, K. (2001). EarthTrends, pp 1-8.

Norman Ernest Borlaug (1914–2009)

Topics: Farming – Techniques; Innovation
Publication: Dowswell, C. (2009). Science, 326, 381.

The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture

Topics: Management, Green- Revolution, Biodiversity, Food Security, Farming
Publication: Pretly, J., Burke, J., Campbell, H., Chen, K., Crowley, E., Crute, I., . . . Brown, K. (2010). International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8(4), 219-236.

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