Ours is the Age of Food. Food is a central obsession in all cultures, nations, the media, and society. Our future supply of food is filled with risk, and history tells us that lack of food leads to war. But it also presents us with spectacular opportunities for fresh human creativity and technological prowess. Julian Cribb describes a new food system capable of meeting our global needs on this hot and overcrowded planet. This book is for anyone concerned about the health, safety, affordability, diversity, and sustainability of their food - and the peace of our planet. It is not just timely - its message is of the greatest urgency. Audiences include consumers, 'foodies', policymakers, researchers, cooks, chefs and farmers. Indeed, anyone who cares about their food, where it comes from and what it means for them, their children and grandchildren.
Table of Contents
1. Food and conflict; 2. War and hunger; 3. The strategic importance of food, land and water; 4. Is 'agriculture' sustainable?; 5. Hotspots for food conflict in the twenty-first century; 6. Food as an existential risk; 7. Food for peace; 8. Urban dreams and nightmares; 9. The future of food; 10. Conclusion: key recommendations of this book.