I am teaching a food science class for the first time this year. I would like to expose my students to a well-rounded view of the food industry so they can relate to various types of consumers, manufacturers, etc.
I was browsing a local teacher supply store today and came across the book, "Food, Inc." which accompanies the documentary by the same name. I was considering assigning the book as a class reading assignment for us to read and discuss throughout several weeks. However, it seems as though this book in particular has somewhat of a bias against food produced through commercial farming methods, which I am ok with as long as I could counteract it with another book that offers a different perspective.
Does anyone have any suggestions of other books related to the food industry that would be more supportive of commercial farming methods? What are your thoughts in general on conducting these reading assignments?