Amanda Little: The Fate of Food

We're delighted to welcome Amanda Little to the Book Stall to talk about her new book, The Fate of Food. In this fascinating look at the race to secure the global food supply, environmental journalist and professor Amanda Little tells the defining story of the sustainable food revolution as she weaves together stories from the world's most creative and controversial innovators on the front lines of food science, agriculture, and climate change. This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you buy your copy of The Fate of Food from the Book Stall if you enter the book-signing queue. Can't make it to the event?  Call us at 847-446-8880; we are happy to arrange a signed copy for you.

Amanda Little, a professor at Vanderbilt University and an award-winning journalist, spent three years traveling through a dozen countries and as many U.S. states in search of answers to this question. Her journey took her from an apple orchard in Wisconsin to a remote control organic farm in Shanghai, from Norwegian fish farms to famine-stricken regions of Ethiopia. The race to reinvent the global food system is on, and the challenge is twofold: We must solve the existing problems of industrial agriculture while also preparing for the pressures ahead. 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. She meets small permaculture farmers and "Big Food" executives, botanists studying ancient superfoods and Kenyan farmers growing the country's first GMO corn. She travels to places that might seem irrelevant to the future of food yet surprisingly play a critical role--a California sewage plant, a U.S. Army research lab, even the inside of a monsoon cloud above Mumbai. Little asks tough questions: Can GMOs actually be good for the environment--and for us? Are we facing the end of animal meat? What will it take to eliminate harmful chemicals from farming? How can a clean, climate-resilient food supply become accessible to all?

 

Event date: 

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780804189033
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harmony - June 4th, 2019

In this fascinating look at the race to secure the global food supply, environmental journalist and professor Amanda Little tells the defining story of the sustainable food revolution as she weaves together stories from the world's most creative and controversial innovators on the front lines of food science, agriculture, and climate change.