We need to produce more food. With water and food shortages already being felt in some parts of the world, this might sound like an insurmountable challenge, but all is far from lost. You may not have heard about it, but the sustainable food revolution is already under way.
Amanda Little unveils startling innovations from the front lines around the world: farmscrapers, cloned cattle, meatless burgers, edible insects, superbananas and microchipped cows. She meets the most creative and controversial minds changing the face of modern food production, and tackles fears over genetic modification with hard facts. The Fate of Food is a fascinating look at the threats and opportunities that lie ahead as we struggle to feed ever more people in a changing world.
About the Author
Amanda Little is the author of Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells - Our Ride to the Renewable Future. An award-winning environmental journalist, she has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Wired, Rolling Stone and the Washington Post, among others. She teaches investigative journalism at Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and children in Nashville, Tennessee.
"A riveting adventure story about a dire topic, but yet it somehow brims with optimism. Little travels around the world in hot pursuit of solutions, hell-bent on hope."
"What we grow and how we eat are going to change radically over the next few decades. In The Fate of Food, Amanda Little takes us on a tour of the future. The journey is scary, exciting, and, ultimately, encouraging"
Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
"The challenge we face is not just to feed a more populous world, but to do this sustainably and equitably. Amanda Little brings urgency, intrigue and crack reporting to the story of our food future. Devour this book - it's a narrative feast!"
Chef Jose Andres, Nobel Peace Prize nominee
"How will we feed humanity in the era of climate change? Amanda Little tackles an immense topic with grit and optimism in this fast, fascinating read. A beautifully written triumph."
John Kerry, former US Secretary of State