Amanda joined us to share insights from her book The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World, a five-year adventure into lands, minds and machines shaping the future of sustainable food. Climate models show that global crop production will decline every decade for the rest of this century due to drought, heat, and flooding. Water supplies are in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the world’s population is expected to grow another 30 percent by midcentury. Little will explore both traditional and high-tech approaches to food production and chart the growth of a movement that could redefine sustainable food on a grand scale.
Amanda Little is a professor of journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University. She’s the author of The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World, released June 2019. Little’s first book was Power Trip: The Story of America’s Love Affair with Energy. Little has written about food, energy, the environment and technology for publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, Bloomberg, Wired, and Rolling Stone. She has interviewed figures ranging from Barack Obama to Lindsey Graham.
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