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Visiting Scholar Program: The Fate of Food

Monday, 11/9/2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Visiting Scholar Talk Links Climate to the Future of Food

Current climate models predict that global crop production will drop sharply with rising temperatures, increased drought and the ensuing demand on water resources. Author Amanda Little explores these predictions in her recent book, “The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World,” which she will discuss virtually as the concluding fall event of the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Foundation’s Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9. Registration is $5; visit

A professor of journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University, Little will share stories and insights from her research travels through a dozen countries in search of answers pertaining to the future of food. She explores historical and radically new approaches to food production while charting the growth of a movement that could redefine sustainability on a large scale. Little has written about energy, technology and the environment for publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times and Rolling Stone.

For more information on this event, contact Charlotte Gilbride, coordinator for the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program, at 541-383-7257 or This event is sponsored by The Bulletin, The Environmental Center, the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund and the Associated Students of COCC.

The Fate of Food