About the Book

Food and Fuel

Food and Fuel

Solutions for the Future
March 2009
Trade Paperback · 400 Pages
$15.95 U.S.
ISBN 9780887848261
House of Anansi Press


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The 21st century appears to be dominated by two major global crises: the scarcity of food and the disappearance of fuel. Through shortages and soaring costs, both have had detrimental effects on the environment and both have undermined the global economy — most importantly, both will continue to do so unless immediate action is taken. This timely and provocative collection of essays explores how and why these problems have developed and what can be done to resolve them. Wide-ranging pieces by trenchant thinkers such as Thomas Homer-Dixon, Gordon Laird, Jeremy Rifkin, Ken Wiwa, Frances Moore Lappé, and Anna Lappé offer valuable strategies to combat global famine and fast-food fat, business models for safe and sustainable food production and power sources, descriptions of emerging technologies and sciences, a reexamination of nuclear power, and much more. Both remarkable for its depth of thought and eminently readable, Food and Fuel provides innovative, practical solutions for dealing with these urgent issues.

About the Authors

ANDREW HEINTZMAN is president of Investeco Capital Corp, a private equity company investing in environmental companies, and is a director at The Sustainability Network. He was the co-founder and publisher of Shift magazine.

EVAN SOLOMON is the co-host of the current affairs shows CBC News: Sunday and Sunday Night and the host of CBC Newsworld’s Hot Type. He co-founded and was the editor-in-chief of Shift magazine, and is the author of the novel Crossing the Distance.


ERIC SCHLOSSER is the author of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) which spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, as well as on bestseller lists in Canada, Great Britain, and Japan. It has been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in California.