Anthony Winson has researched and written on issues related to agriculture, food, agrarian development, politics and the state in the context of Canada, the United States and the Third World. His current interests lie in the political economic determinants of diet and nutrition in Canada and globally. He is the author of the following books: Coffee and Democracy in Modern Costa Rica (Macmillan, 1989); The Intimate Commodity: Food and the Development of the Agro-Industrial Complex in Canada (Garamond, 1993); Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives: Labour and Community in the New Rural Economy, (University of Toronto, 2002 with Belinda Leach which has won the John Porter book prize of the Canadian Sociology Association); Critical Perspectives in Food Studies (Oxford University Press, 2016 with co-editors Mustafa Koc and Jennifer Sumner); and The Industrial Diet: The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating (UBC Press and New York University Press, 2013). He has published in such international and Canadian journals as Rural Sociology; Comparative Studies in Society and History; Latin American Perspectives; Agriculture and Human Values; Rural Sociology; Economy and Society; Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology; Canadian Journal of Sociology; and the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. He is currently on the editorial board of Rural Sociology and Agriculture and Human Values.
John Porter book award of the Canadian Sociology Association
Nominated for Distinguished Rural Sociologist award of Rural Sociological Society