Apr. 2020 - The Fate of Food, Book of the Month

Apr. 2020 – The Fate of Food

In the fascinating story of the sustainable food revolution, an environmental journalist and professor asks the question: Is the future of food looking bleak—or better than ever?

AgBookClub’s April selection, The Fate of Food, What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World by Amanda Little, takes a look at modern agriculture through the lens of an environmentalist. What does a changing climate have in store for agriculture? Will agriculture rise to the challenge of feeding everyone when the world’s population is growing faster than ever before? Can agriculture leverage the technology and tools of today to become a climate-resilient industry?

Here’s what you need to do this month:

Get the book. Buy it, borrow it, download and listen to it, read it over your neighbor’s shoulder — we don’t care. But don’t steal the book.

Read the book.

  • Week 1: Introduction and Chapters 1 – 2 [pages 1 – 56] (Twitter chat on 4/1)
  • Week 2: Chapters 3 – 4 [pages 57 – 109] (Twitter chat on 4/8)
  • Week 3: Chapters 5 – 7 [pages 110 – 168] (Twitter chat on 4/15)
  • Week 4: Chapters 8 – 10 [pages 169 – 228] (Twitter chat on 4/22)
  • Week 5: Chapters 11 – 13 and Epilogue [pages 229 – 287] (Twitter chat on 4/29)

Join the chat (#AgBookClub) on Wednesdays at 8:00pm Central on Twitter. Learn how to participate in a Twitter chat here. While we hope you can participate in our discussion every week, we know that everyone has busy schedules. We always include general questions following the topic(s) of the book that can be answered by anyone, so please don’t hesitate to jump in the Twitter chat if you didn’t have a chance to read the section we’re discussing. We welcome any and all to join the discussion!


Happy reading!

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