Somerville Reads is a project that promotes literacy and community by encouraging people all over the City to read and discuss books on the same theme. For our third annual program, the subject is food—local, sustainable, delicious!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thanks... everyone who helped make Somerville Reads 2012 a success! Farm City was arguably our most popular book ever, and this year's events included some provocative discussions about the role of food in our lives and in our society. To keep the conversation going, here are links to recent articles related to some of the issues raised in this year's Somerville Reads:

Here's the latest on the city's urban agriculture initiative.

And here's big news for suppliers of cage-free meat.

World food prices are up.

Ellen DeGeneres confesses how hard it was to go vegan.

New evidence suggests that eating meat played a decisive role in human evolution.

A great discussion of Seedfolks with author Paul Fleischman on NPR's All Thing Considered .