The Fate of Food
Is the future of food looking bleak – or better than ever?
Amanda Little, a professor at Vanderbilt University and an award-winning journalist, spent three years traveling through a dozen countries an as many U.S. states in researching this book. Her journey took her from old apple orchards in Wisconsin to new remote-controlled farms in Shanghai, from teeming fisheries in Norway to famine-stricken regions of Ethiopia.
Through her interviews and adventures with farmers, scientists, activists, and engineers, Little tells the fascinating story of human innovation and explores new and old approaches to food production while charting the growth of a movement that could redefine sustainable food on a grand scale.
Copyright 2019, Hardback, 340 pages.
Praise for The Fate of Food
"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 of The Sixth Extinction
"Little tackles an immense topic with grit and optimism in this fast, fascinating read. A beautifully written triumph."
– Former Secretary of State John Kerry
"Probably the most basic question humans ever ask is 'What's for dinner?' Amanda Little – a superb reporter – helps us imagine what the answer will be as this tough century wears on. The stories she tells with such brio are food for thought and action."
– Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy
"A riveting adventure story about a dire topic, yet it somehow brims with optimism. Little travels around the world in hot pursuit of solutions, hell-bent on hope."
– Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Emmy Award-winning actress and environmentalist