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The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World

Mon, September 12, 2022
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Amanda Little

In this fascinating look at the race to secure the global food supply, Amanda Little, environmental journalist and professor of journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University, investigates how we will feed humanity sustainably and equitably in the coming decades. Weaving together stories from the world’s most creative and controversial innovators on the front lines of food science, agriculture, and climate change, she explores new and old approaches to food production while charting the growth of a movement that could redefine sustainable food on a grand scale.

Amanda Little is a professor of journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University and a columnist for Bloomberg, where she writes about the environment, agriculture and innovation. Professing a particular fondness for far-flung and hard-to-stomach reporting that takes her to ultradeep oil rigs, down manholes, into sewage plants, and inside monsoon clouds, Little spent three years traveling through a dozen countries and as many U.S. states in search of answers to the what we will eat in a bigger and hotter world.

Her recent TED Talk, based on the book, has more than one million views. She also wrote the book Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair With Energy. Little has published her reporting and commentary in the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Wired, New York Magazine,, and elsewhere.

A former columnist for Outside magazine and, she is a recipient of the Nautilus Book Award, a Rachel Carson Environment Book Award from the Society for Environmental Journalists, and the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism. 

A graduate of Brown University, Little is the founder and director of Kidizenship, a non-partisan youth civics platform for teens and tweens.


Food for Thought: Podcast with Amanda Little

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