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The Fate of Food: Featuring Amanda Little CANCELLED

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


Unfortunately this event has been cancelled at the Tower and will now be a virtual event.  

Registration details will be posted on the COCC page by 9.1.20, see link below.  

If you have purchased tickets you will receive an email from the Tower with refund information.  If you have any questions please give us a call at 541-317-0700

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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