VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT // Tom Philpott - Perilous Bounty

Due to the State of California Shelter-In-Place order regarding protective measures for COVID-19, this will be a virtual event hosted on Zoom.

Join Napa Bookmine on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00PM PDT for virtual author hour with Tom Philpott and his forthcoming book Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It (out August 11, 2020).

This is a virtual event. You must RSVP to attend. Email read@napabookmine.com to RSVP and receive the meeting link and password.

This is a free event. If you are able, a donation of $5 is suggested to help us cover costs. Donate here.

No purchase is necessary to attend, but if you're interested you can preorder Tom's book on our website below.


ABOUT THE BOOK

An unsettling journey into the United States' disaster-bound food system, and an exploration of possible solutions, from leading food politics commentator and farmer-turned-journalist Tom Philpott.

More than a decade after Michael Pollan's game-changing The Omnivore's Dilemma transformed the conversation about what we eat, a combination of global diet trends and corporate interests have put American agriculture into a state of "quiet emergency," from dangerous drought in California--which grows more than fifty percent of the fruits and vegetables we eat--to catastrophic topsoil loss in the "breadbasket" heartland of the United States. Whether or not we take heed, these urgent crises of industrial agriculture will define our future.

In Perilous Bounty, veteran journalist and former farmer Tom Philpott explores and exposes the small handful of seed and pesticide corporations, investment funds, and magnates who benefit from the trends that imperil us, with on-the-ground dispatches featuring the scientists documenting the damage and the farmers and activists who are valiantly and inventively pushing back.

Resource scarcity looms on the horizon, but rather than pointing us toward an inevitable doomsday, Philpott shows how the entire wayward ship of American agriculture could be routed away from its path to disaster. He profiles the farmers and communities in the nation's two key growing regions developing resilient, soil-building, water-smart farming practices, and readying for the climate shocks that are already upon us; and he explains how we can help move these methods from the margins to the mainstream.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Philpott has been the food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones since 2011. Previously, he covered food as a writer and editor for the environmental-news website Grist. Philpott's work on food politics has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Guardian, among other places. From 2004 to 2012, he farmed at Maverick Farms in Valle Crucis, NC. He lives in North Carolina and Austin, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 11th, 2020

An unsettling journey into the United States' disaster-bound food system, and an exploration of possible solutions, from leading food politics commentator and farmer-turned-journalist Tom Philpott.