The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World
By Amanda Little
Why this book?
What’s not to enjoy about a behind-the-scenes tour of an Army research center that takes increasingly detailed biometric data and devises ways to print, on-demand meals that meet that soldier’s total nutrient requirements. The Natick, Massachusetts, lab is only one of the captivating stops on Little’s worldwide search for food innovations. I particularly enjoyed her descriptions of remote-controlled robots in Shanghai and vertical farms growing greens in shipping containers. While most environmentalists ignore farms and food, Little highlights the truth—that “ag contributes more than any other sector, including energy and transportation, to climate change.”
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