I’m very pleased to share that after several years of hard work, How to Feed the World is out now!
If you’d like to purchase a copy of the book from Island Press, use the code 4FEED, which is good for a 20% discount. You can also order it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local independent bookseller. I hope you will consider sharing the book with your own networks!
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About the book:
By 2050, we will have ten billion mouths to feed in a world profoundly altered by environmental change. How can we meet this challenge? In How to Feed the World, a diverse group of experts from Purdue University break down this crucial question by tackling big issues one-by-one. Covering population, water, land, climate change, technology, food systems, trade, food waste and loss, health, social buy-in, communication, and, lastly, the ultimate challenge of achieving equal access to food, the book reveals a complex web of factors that must be addressed in order to reach global food security.
How to Feed the World unites contributors from different perspectives and academic disciplines, ranging from agronomy and hydrology to agricultural economy and communication. Hailing from Germany, the Philippines, the U.S., Ecuador, and beyond, the contributors weave their own life experiences into their chapters, connecting global issues to our tangible, day-to-day existence. Across every chapter, a similar theme emerges: these are not simple problems, yet we can overcome them. Doing so will require cooperation between farmers, scientists, policy makers, consumers, and many others.
The resulting collection is an accessible but wide-ranging look at the modern food system. Readers will not only get a solid grounding in key issues, but be challenged to investigate further and contribute to the paramount effort to feed the world.
“The essays in this book provide extraordinarily valuable insights that will help point us toward solutions. They are a call to action, highlighting the urgent need to think differently about our resources and how we maximize them for the good of the global population.” – Kathryn J. Boor, Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
“How to Feed the World comprehensively illustrates the challenges facing agriculture in a clear, relatable way. Most refreshingly, the authors explore concrete solutions with determined resolve. The book leaves readers stimulated, informed, and emboldened.” – Nick Janzen, Energy and Environment Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting
“This is a great read for those engaged in shaping agricultural or food policies; those working on teaching, research, or extension programs in agriculture, food, public health, or similar fields; or anyone else who seeks to understand the drivers of change as we strive to feed an ever-growing world population.” – Jeffrey Hyde, Professor and Associate Director of Programs, Penn State University Extension