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The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World
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"An urgent and at times terrifying dispatch from a distinguished reporter who has given heart and soul to his subject."—Hampton Sides


In The End of Plenty, award-winning environmental journalist Joel K. Bourne Jr. puts our fight against devastating world hunger in dramatic perspective. He travels the globe to introduce a new generation of farmers and scientists on the front lines of the next green revolution. He visits corporate farmers trying to restore Ukraine as Europe's breadbasket, a Canadian aquaculturist, the agronomist behind the world's largest organic sugarcane plantation, and many other extraordinary farmers, large and small, who are racing to stave off catastrophe as climate change disrupts food production worldwide.


A Financial Times Best Book of the Year and a Finalist for the PEN / E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

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A Financial Times Best Book of the Year and a Finalist for the PEN / E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

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      • source: Lester R. Brown, president of Earth Policy Institute, and author of Full Planet, Empty Plates
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      • content: [A] fascinating narrative...Bourne brings a piercing eye to intransigent problems in food production and alleviation of hunger, leavened by notes of pragmatism and optimism.
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        Concerned agronomist Bourne places us on a trajectory toward what he calls a Malthusian “agricultural Armageddon.” In light of the long-term ecological failures of the Green Revolution, he adds the impacts of misguided agriculture policy, chemical damage, biofuel competition, climate change, and the declining purchasing power of the poor to the effects of insufficient food production and exploding population. But Bourne still brings excitement and a guarded optimism to his discussion of projects that hope to confront the crisis head on: Golden Rice, massive aquaculture, desert cultivation and new irrigation techniques, and a return to traditional and organic methods that preserve soil. He also touts creative agricultural subsidy programs even as he maintains that demographic shifts and family planning programs to hasten zero population growth must ultimately be the key factor in avoiding food-related disaster. Bourne thoughtfully lays out a vision of how short-term thinking got us to the current crisis point, and how a longer-term, ecological view, supported by creative science and more careful policy, might still be able to save us. 14 b&w photos.

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