“At last, hope we might actually be able to count on.”

—Dan Barber, chef at Blue Hill and author of The Third Plate

In a world expected to reach a staggering population of 10 billion by 2050, and with global temperatures rising fast, humanity must fundamentally change the way it grows and consumes food.

Can we produce enough food to feed ourselves sustainably for an uncertain future?

How will climate change determine what we eat?

Will we really be eating bugs?


Uncertain Harvest questions scientists, chefs, activists, entrepreneurs, farmers, philosophers, and engineers working on the global future of food on how to make a more equitable, safe, sustainable, and plentiful food future. Examining cutting-edge research, the authors present a roadmap for a global food policy, while examining eight foods that could save us: algae, caribou, kale, millet, tuna, crickets, milk, and rice.

“Engaging, insightful, clever, sobering, and hard-hitting!”

—Steffanie Scott, co-author of Organic Food and Farming in China

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Uncertain Harvest offers an unflinching look at some of the biggest challenges we face today. By bringing together scholars from the fields of food studies, geography, and history, the book offers insightful answers to the questions:

How did we get here and what lessons can we learn from our past?

And how might the most commonly-touted ‘future of food’ solutions play out, both globally and locally?”

Ann Hui, author of Chop Suey Nation

Meet the Authors

Ian Mosby is an award-winning historian of food, Indigenous health and the politics of Canadian settler colonialism. He was named one of the “53 most influential people in Canadian food” by the Globe and Mail in 2016, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Ryerson University.

Sarah Rotz has published on topics ranging from the political economy of farmland tenure and critical perspectives of big data in agriculture, to the ways that settler colonial logics and gendered narratives uphold extractive practices and relationships on the land. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University.

Evan Fraser is the Director of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, and Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security. Evan works with large multi-disciplinary teams on developing solutions to help feed the world’s growing population while not destroying the ecosystems on which we depend for life.