How to Feed the World without Destroying the Planet

Posted By:  TIna Walker Davis
Date Posted:  2/12/2015

Thomas Hager With two billion more people expected to join 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?

Monday, February 23, 2015 • 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

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. He will present “How to Feed the World without Destroying the Planet” on February 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Library. This event is free and open to the public.

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 Street Journal.

Hager is a skilled science communicator. After earning a master’s degree in medical microbiology and immunology from the Oregon Health Sciences University he went back to school and got a second master’s in journalism at the University of Oregon. In addition to seven books, he’s published more than 100 feature and news articles in a variety of popular and professional periodicals.

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