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The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World Featuring Author, Journalist and Professor Amanda Little

Presented by The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the COCC Foundation

Good news -- this event has been rescheduled from April 6th to Monday, November 9 at 7pm.  Please note: all current tickets will be transferred to the new date. If the new date doesn’t work for you or if you are no longer interested in attending the program with Amanda Little please contact our Box Office by phone Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm at 541-317-0700, or email for a refund.

We look forward to seeing you on November 9. Thank you for your support of COCC Foundation’s Visiting Scholar Program and The Tower Theatre.

Ticket:  $15 General Admission (plus historical preservation fee) 

The single biggest threat of climate change is the collapse of food systems. Climate models show that  crop production will decline sharply due to drought, heat, and flooding. Water supplies are in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the world’s population is expected to grow 30 percent by midcentury.  How will we feed 9 billion people sustainably on a hotter, more populous planet? 

Amanda Little will share stories and insights from her travels through a dozen countries in search of answers to this question. This was a deep, transformative education, by turns shocking, funny, and powerfully hopeful. She explored old and radically new approaches to food production while charting the growth of a movement that could redefine sustainability on a grand scale.

Amanda Little is the author of "The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World", an adventure into the lands, minds and machines shaping the future of sustainable food. Little's first book was "Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair with Energy". She has a particular fondness for far-flung and hard-to-stomach reporting that takes her to ultradeep oil rigs, into sewage plants, and inside monsoon clouds. Little’s has written about energy, technology, and the environment for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, among others.  She has interviewed figures ranging from Barack Obama to Lindsey Graham and has been interviewed by journalists including Terri Gross and Fareed Zakaria.

Presented by Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program at COCC Foundation with support from Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund and Associated Students of COCC.


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