The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World

The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World

Joel K. Bourne Jr


An award-winning environmental journalist introduces a brand new new release of farmers and scientists at the frontlines of the subsequent eco-friendly revolution.

When the demographer Robert Malthus (1766–1834) famously defined the brutal courting among nutrients and inhabitants, he by no means imagined the good fortune of contemporary medical agriculture. within the mid-twentieth century, an remarkable agricultural development referred to as the golf green Revolution introduced hybrid seeds, chemical fertilizers, and more suitable irrigation that drove the best inhabitants growth in history―but left ecological devastation in its wake.

In The finish of Plenty, award-winning environmental journalist Joel ok. Bourne Jr. places our race to feed the realm in dramatic point of view. With a skyrocketing international inhabitants and tightening international grain offers spurring riots and revolutions, humanity needs to produce as a lot meals within the subsequent 4 many years because it has because the starting of civilization to prevent a Malthusian disaster. but weather switch might render part our farmland lifeless by means of century’s end.

Writing with an agronomist’s eye for useful recommendations and a journalist’s prepared experience of personality, aspect, and the wildlife, Bourne takes readers from his family members farm to foreign agricultural hotspots to introduce the hot new release of farmers and scientists engaged within the maximum problem humanity has ever confronted. He discovers younger, company cowboys attempting to revive Ukraine as Europe’s breadbasket, a Canadian aquaculturist channeling historic chinese language traditions, the visionary in the back of the world’s biggest natural sugar-cane plantation, and plenty of different remarkable contributors suffering to extend foodstuff supplies―quickly and sustainably―as droughts, floods, and warmth waves hammer plants round the globe.

Part historical past, half reportage and advocacy, The finish of Plenty is a breathtaking account of the way forward for nutrition, and a clarion demand somebody interested by our planet and its people.

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