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Endorsements and Reviews of The End of Plenty

“[A] fascinating narrativeā€¦Bourne brings a piercing eye to intransigent problems in food production and alleviation of hunger, leavened by notes of pragmatism and optimism.”

— Jean L. Steiner, Science

“An important read for everyone.”

— Paul R. Ehrlich, co-author of The Dominant Animal

“A thoroughly researched and exceptionally thoughtful and balanced look at the consequences of industrial farming. [Bourne’s] book should convince every reader of the compelling need to address world food problems through more skillful and sustainable agronomy, but also through education, especially of women, and universal family planning.”

— Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health, New York University, and author of Food Politics

“Reading about the amazing advances being made by developing-world farmers with ‘organic’ agriculture left me with a vision of the planet we could still create.”

— Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy

“One of the most informative, engaging books on the world food prospect I have ever read.”

— Lester R. Brown, president of Earth Policy Institute, and author of Full Planet, Empty Plates

“In a well-documented and fast-moving manner, Joel Bourne Jr., one of America’s foremost experts by virtue of his ‘hands-on’ experience, education and world travel, clearly depicts a strategic challenge for America’s national security in the coming years.”

— Henry H. Shelton, General, US Army (retired), 14th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff

“Joel Bourne, who grew up working on his family’s farm, traveled the world to explore what may be the greatest challenge facing the next generation. The result is calm, lucid—and fascinating.”

— Charles C. Mann, author of 1491 and 1493

“(T)his call to arms is lucid, informative, and even entertaining, fully deserving a wide readership.”

— Kirkus starred review

TV/Film/Theater/Radio

Interview on NPR’s “Fresh Air”

Island Earth, a film by Cyrus Sutton

National Geographic Channel: Mars, Season 2

L.A. Theatreworks: “An Enemy of the People”

Justice Theater Project

Grounded: The Roots of a Revolution, a film by Simon Geisker

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