2012 Summer Teacher Institute Additional Resources

This page contains links to additional resources related to the issue of food security. The first set of links, organized by theme, are recommended by the Center for International Studies. The second set of links are recommended by educators who attended the 2012 Summer Teacher Institute.

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DAY 1 - Global Hunger

Hunger, the Food Crisis, Aid

Green Revolution

Reporting in the Horn of Africa

Global Food System

Climate Change

DAY 2 – The Right to Food and Modern Agriculture

Human Right to Food

Land Availability

Women, Girls, Youth, and Development

Farmer Suicides, Food Bill, India

Land Grabs

Factory Farming

Modern Agriculture, Myths and Realities of GM Crops

DAY 3 – National and Local Needs for Nutrition

Hunger in America

Local Foods, Farm to Fork

2012 Farm Bill, School Nutrition, Farm to School Network

Food Deserts


Resources Suggested by Institute Attendees



  • Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel
  • What the World Eats by Peter Menzel
  • Botany of Desire
  • Four Fish
  • Seedfolks


  • Food, Inc.
  • Food Patriots
  • Super Size Me
  • Freakanomics Podcast “You Are What You Eat”
  • Future of Food
  • 11th Hour
  • Weight of the Nations
  • Dirt
  • Story of Stuff
  • Flow (for the love of water)
  • Food-Stamped
  • Tapped
  • The True Cost of Food
  • Thirst
  • Forks Over Knives
  • Food Matters
  • This Land Is Our Land
  • Age of Stupid
  • Koyaanisgatsi
  • Life Out of Balance
  • One Piece at a Time


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