How to Feed the World without Destroying the Planet

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult, High School Age
Date: 2/23/2015
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
 With more than two billion more people joining the world population in the next few decades, we are going to face enormous pressure to increase food production. But almost every farmable acre of land on earth is already in production. How can we pull off the seemingly impossible trick of enormously increasing food production without destroying the biosphere? Veteran science writer Thomas Hager, who has spent the past five years studying global hunger and agricultural fertility science, will review the issue and offer new ideas—and new hope—for a sustainable, sensible agricultural renaissance.

Thomas Hager's most recent book, "The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler," was a finalist for the National Academies Communication Award; listed among the “Best Books of The Year” by Kirkus Reviews; and named a Borders “Original Voices” Selection. His 2006 book "The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor’s Heroic Search for the World’s First Miracle Drug," was called “fascinating” by the Los Angeles Times and “a grand story” by the Wall St. Journal.

Library: Downtown Bend Public Library
Location: Brooks Room
Contact: Tina Walker Davis
Contact Number: 541-312-1034
Presenter: Thomas Hager
Link: Thomas Hager