The Fate of Food – Amanda Little

The Fate of Food is one of the best books I’ve read recently. It excited me so much that I wanted to share it with everyone in every opportunity. Some found my excitement as childish and got away from me, while others were interested in the subject and offered me other books and thus piqued my interest. If you are interested in food, environment, technology and science and if you’re curious about an environmental journalist, who’s doing a lot of research on the subject and writes nonfiction like fiction, you’ll love this book.


The Fate of Food reminded me of what I like in a nonfiction book. On each page I wanted to learn more about the subject and do something useful. The notes I took filled a small notebook, and I created myself a really long reading list. This is one of those books that’ll make you a better person and this is amazing.

The Fate of Food - Amanda Little

The food will never be the same again

In the future, we will live on a more warm, more crowded and more intelligent planet. Global warming shows its effect everywhere; we will face hunger because of the increasing population and the rapid depletion of natural resources. Our water will be very much reduced, also most of our food will become a luxury. But what about the world’s leading scientists, technology giants and farmers? What are they doing about these ‘almost here’ future problems? Do you think you can eat meat produced in a lab? Can the technologies developed by America to feed its army save people’s lives in the future? Are genetically modified foods really the worst food we can eat? Well, if the wastewater is very drinkable, would you still want to drink?

Amanda Little shares her thoughts and knowledge with readers about the various technological and scientific developments in her exploration journeys from Norway to Ethiopia, Shanghai to Israel and also in many parts of America. In each section, you will discover something new. The developments and the greed of people will shock you. I think every conscious reader will enjoy this book.

The Fate of Food - Amanda Little

About the book: The Fate of Food

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 underway.
Amanda Little unveils startling innovations from around the world: farmscrapers, cloned cattle, meatless burgers, edible insects, super-bananas 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

Amanda Little is a journalist, author, and educator whose reporting on energy and climate change has taken her to ultra-deep oil rigs, down manholes, into sewage plants, and inside monsoon clouds. 

The Fate of Food - Amanda Little

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