Professor Andy Smith Publishes 'Food and the Environment'

Andy F. Smith, of Part Time Foods Studies Faculty, has officially joined the Tishman Center's Affiliated Faculty cohort. Professor Smith has taught food studies courses at The New School for the past 20 years, and now he has joined the Tishman Center to address social justice issues surrounding global climate change.Andrew F. Smith is the author or editor of thirty-two books and encyclopedias, including the just released 3-volume work, Food in America (ABC-CLIO), the award-winning Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (OUP, 2013), and Fast Food: The Good, the Bad and the Hungry (Reaktion, 2016).  He currently teaches American Food History, Contemporary Food Controversies and Professional Food Writing in the Food Studies Department at the New School. Also, he is currently under contract to write two books: Food Waste Solutions (Reaktion) and Foodies to the Rescue: How Eating Well Is Saving the Environment (Praeger).Andrew F. Smith’s Food and the Environment was released on February 28th by ABC-CLIO. It explores the interactions between the environment and American food systems from the ice age to the present. It includes ten essays on current issues related to climate change, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), fertilizer, fish and seafood, food waste, local food, organic food, pesticides, sustainable food, and water. It also includes primary source documents, a chronology, and an extensive bibliography. Food and the Environment is part of a three-volume work, Food in America: The Past, Present, and Future of Food, Farming, and the Family Meal.