The Fate of Food

Pages: 352
Subject: Popular Science, Current Affairs
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: c.40–50 integrated greyscale illustrations

The Fate of Food

What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World

Amanda Little

Mary Roach meets Michael Pollan in this ambitious, dynamic and thought-provoking foray into the future of food
9781786076458 (6 Jun 2019)
RRP £16.99

The Book

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 under way.

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.

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science, Current Affairs
Pages 352
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations c.40–50 integrated greyscale illustrations


About the Author

Amanda Little is the author of Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells - Our Ride to the Renewable Future. An award-winning environmental journalist, she has written for the New York TimesVanity FairRolling StoneWired and the Washington Post, among others. She teaches investigative journalism at Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and children in Nashville, Tennessee.


‘Amanda Little represents the best of a new perspective, a new voice of green.'

- Robert Redford