When we think of climate change, we usually think of rising sea levels, more frequent storms and a shortened ski season. But perhaps even more pressing is the effect of climate change on food.
It’s true, soon you will be able to to taste our planet is warming. So what should we expect? What does the future look like for our favorite food? Check out the five eye-opening reads below to find out.
The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Warmer, Smarter World
By Amanda Little
A Vanderbilt University professor dives into the sustainable food revolution to reveal the startling truth about what we’ll be eating in a warmer, more populated future. Listen to our bite-sized book summary, read by author Amanda Little, in the Next Big Idea app
How We Eat: The Best of Foods and Drinks
By Paco Underhill
A timely exploration of how our food – from where it’s grown to how we buy it – is undergoing transformation, showing how this is our chance to do better – for ourselves, for our children and for our planet. Listen to our bite-sized book summary, read by author Paco Underhill, in the Next Big Idea app
What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Earth and Reclaim Our Health
By Anne Biklé and David Montgomery
The roots of good health start on farms. What your food ate brings together recent and forgotten scientific evidence to illustrate how the health of soil impacts that of crops, livestock, and ultimately, us. Listen to our Book Bite Summary, read by co-author Anne Biklé, in the Next Big Idea app
The future of food is female: reinventing the food system to save the planet
By Jennifer Stojkovic
This collection features the untold stories of fifteen CEOs, venture capitalists, scientists and pioneers, across continents and horizons, who are reinventing our food system and saving the planet. See on Amazon
The third plate: field notes on the future of food
By Dan Barbier
Looking at the damaging cuisine of our past and the misguided cuisine of our present, an acclaimed chef points to a future “third plate”: a new form of American dining where good farming and good food intersect. See on Amazon
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