Prof's Book on Food Empires Makes Headlines

July 02, 2010 - In the News

Geography professor Evan Fraser's new book, Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations, was featured in the Vancouver Sun this week.

In the book, Fraser and U.S. journalist Andrew Rimas show how the history of the decline of world powers is linked to food and hunger by examining how societies from the Roman Empire to imperial Britain crumbled as their food supplies crashed.

Fraser, who is an expert in food security, also suggests in the book that we may currently be facing the same fate and need to start altering the way we produce, store and consume our food. More Information

The book was previously featured in the Globe and Mail.

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