What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World
We’re all familiar with climate change, right? When we hear the term, we think about the polar ice caps and global warming. But climate models also show that global crop production will decline every decade for the rest of this century because of drought, heat, and flooding. Not only that, but the world’s population is expected to grow another 30 percent in the next 50 years. How can we expect to feed nine billion people sustainably in the coming decades? For the past three years, award-winning journalist Amanda Little has attempted to answer this question. Traveling from Wisconsin to Shanghai, Norway, and even Ethiopia, Little has been researching the race to reinvent the global food system. The challenge, however, is twofold: We must solve the existing problems of industrial agriculture while also preparing for the pressures ahead. Throughout her research, Little asked the tough questions, like “Can GMOs actually be good for the environment- and for us?” “Are we facing the end of animal meat?” and “How can a clean, climate-resilient food supply become accessible to all?” Through The Fate of Food, you’ll learn all this and more. As you read, you’ll learn how fruit crops are being affected the most, how to grow crops indoors without soil, and how you can limit food waste by buying frozen instead of fresh.