Tuesday, February 4th


Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet

Michael Pollan and Sarah Elton will discuss Elton’s new book, Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet.

In Consumed, Elton reports on the efforts of people in cities and farms – from New York to rural India – who are putting together new ways to feed the world that are resilient to the effects of climate change. With her eye on the year 2050, she lays out the decade-by-decade targets we must meet, so that by mid-century, we can feed ourselves in an ever increasingly turbulent world. 

Sarah Elton is a Canadian bestselling author and journalist. Her latest book, Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet made the Canadian bestseller list in its first week. Her first book, Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat was named one of Amazon.ca’s top 50 books of 2010 and won Gold at the Canadian Culinary Book Awards.

Elton has written for publications including Maclean’s Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, and TheAtlantic.com. She is also the food columnist for CBC Radio One’s Here and Now. She lives in Toronto with her family.


The Knight Center in Science and Environmental Journalism


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