Recent Academic Publications


Howard, Philip H. Cellular Agriculture Will Reinforce Power Asymmetries in Food Systems. Nature Food 3(10), 798-800.

IPES-Food. Lead author Philip Howard. The Politics of Protein: Examining Claims About Livestock, Fish, ‘Alternative Proteins’ and Sustainability. Brussels, Belgium: International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.

Ostrom, Marcia R., David S. Conner, Heleene Tambet, Katherine Selting Smith, J. Robert Sirrine, Philip H. Howard, and Michelle Miller. Apple Grower Research and Extension Needs for Craft Cider. HortTechnology 32(2), 147-157.


Bardenhagen, Christopher J., Philip H. Howard & Marie- Odile Nozières-Petit. France’s Organisme de Défense et de Gestation: A Model for Farmer Collective Action Through Standard Development and Brand Management. Journal of Food Law & Policy 17(2), 1-40.

Howard, Philip H. Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat? Revised edition. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Ajena, Francesco and Philip Howard. “Lab Meat: Cellstock vs. Livestock. Pp. 60-61 in Meat Atlas: Facts and Figures About the Animals We Eat. Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Berlin, Germany; Friends of the Earth Europe, Brussels, Belgium; Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz, Berlin, Germany.

Howard, Philip H., Francesco Ajena, Marina Yamaoka & Amber Clark. “Protein” Industry Convergence and Its Implications for Resilient and Equitable Food Systems. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems (Social Movements, Institutions and Governance section) 5, 684181.


Hendrickson, Mary M., Philip H. Howard, Emily M. Miller and Douglas H. Constance. The Food System: Concentration and Its Impacts. A Special Report to the Family Farm Action Alliance.

Howard, Philip H. & Mary K. Hendrickson. The State of Concentration in Global Food and Agriculture Industries. Pp. 89-91 in Transformation of Our Food Systems: The Making of a Paradigm Shift. (Hans Herren, Benedikt Haerlin & IAASTD +10 Advisory Group, eds.). ISBN 978-3-00-066209-6.

Bardenhagen, Christopher James, Philip H. Howard & Steven A. Gray. A Bird’s Eye View: Fruit Grower Interest in Adoption of Nest Boxes. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 44(10), 1384-1393.

Bardenhagen, Christopher James, Philip H. Howard & Steven A. Gray. Farmer Mental Models of Biological Pest Control: Associations with Adoption of Conservation Practices in Blueberry and Cherry Orchards. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems (Agroecology and Ecosystem Services section) 4, 54.

Howard, Philip H. How Corporations Control our Seeds. Pp. 15-29 in Bite Back: People Taking on Corporate Food and Winning (Saru Jarayaman & Kathryn De Master, eds.). Oakland, CA: University of California Press.


Gliessman, Steve, Harriet Friedmann & Philip H. Howard. Agroecology and Food Sovereignty. IDS Bulletin 50(2), 91-110.

Howard, Philip H. Corporate Concentration in Global Meat Processing: The Role of Feed and Finance Subsidies. Pp. 31-53 in Global Meat: Social and Environmental Consequences of the Expanding Meat Industry (Bill Winders and Elizabeth Ransom, eds.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Hendrickson, Mary K., Philip H. Howard & Douglas H. Constance. Power, Food and Agriculture: Implications for Farmers, Consumers and Communities. Pp. 13-61 in In Defense of Farmers: The Future of Agriculture in the Shadow of Corporate Power (Jane W. Gibson and Sara E. Alexander, eds.). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 

Miller, Steven R., J. Robert Sirrine, Ashley McFarland, Philip H. Howard & Trey Malone. Craft Beer as a Means of Economic Development: An Economic Impact Analysis of the Michigan Value Chain. Beverages 5(2), 35.


Howard, Philip H. Increasing Corporate Control: From Supermarkets to Seeds. Pp. 116-131 in Twenty Lessons in the Sociology of Food and Agriculture (Jason Konefal & Maki Hatanaka, eds.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lindell, Catherine, Rachael A. Eaton, Philip H. Howard, Steven M. Roels & Megan Shave. 2018. Enhancing Agricultural Landscapes to Increase Crop Pest Reduction by Vertebrates. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 257, 1-11.

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