Obviously this had the makings of an excellent book so bourne sat down and wrote the end of plenty the subtitle of his book is the race to feed a crowded world not the race to tackle overpopulation a growing population thrills the greed community and a diminishing herd does not. In the end of plenty award winning environmental journalist joel k bourne jr puts our race to feed the world in dramatic perspective with a skyrocketing world population and tightening global grain supplies spurring riots and revolutions humanity must produce as much food in the next four decades as it has since the beginning of civilization to avoid a malthusian catastrophe. The end of plenty the race to feed a crowded world joel k bourne w w norton 2016 political science 416 pages 2 reviews an urgent and at times terrifying dispatch from a distinguished reporter who has given heart and soul to his subject hampton sides this is a serious call to attention of where we will feed the world. Now with a greater number of mouths to feed than ever before tightening global food supplies have spurred riots and reform around the world joel k bourne jr takes readers from his family farm to international agricultural hotspots searching for new solutions that can sustainably feed us all. Joel k bourne jr is a finalist for the 2016 pen eo wilson literary science writing award for the end of plenty the race to feed a crowded world his book focuses on the farmers and scientists working to solve a mounting crisis the urgent need for greater food production at a time when climate change threatens to destroy farmland
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