Cover for Du Bois: The World of Soy. Click for larger imageThe World of Soy, edited by Christine M. Du Bois, Chee-Beng Tan, and Sidney Mintz, is the subject of a long and favorable review in the new issue of The Times Literary Supplement.

“Measured in cash terms, soy (Glycine max) is in some ways the most important crop, and in terms of imports and exports, second only to wheat. The fact that this important book has contributions by seventeen authors reflects more than the circumstances of its origins in a couple of academic conferences; it also shows the vastness of the topic and the large number of disciplines required to make sense of it. . . . [This] exemplary, comprehensive volume shows the way to frame the crucial questions of food studies. “

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