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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 SidesIn 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.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Joel K. Bourne Jr. has a BS in agronomy from North Carolina State University and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. A contributing writer for National Geographic, he has written for Audubon, Science, and Outside, among others. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Erstwhile Agronomist 3
1 The Curse 23
2 Famine's Lethal Lessons 39
3 The Green Revolution: Food, Sex, and War 55
4 The Plight of the Punjab 77
5 China: Landraces and Lamborghinis 99
6 Food, Fuel, and Profit 121
7 The Gauntlet 145
8 The Blue Revolution 165
9 Back in the USSR 183
10 The Blooming Desert 203
11 Magic Seeds: Feeding Shareholders or the World? 223
12 Organic Agriculture: Feeding the Rich or Enriching the Poor? 247
13 The Malawi Miracle 273
14 The Grand Desiderata 299
Selected Bibliography 379
Illustration Credits 393