To hear this archived edition of Forthright Radio with Joel K. Bourne, Jr., originally broadcast on Oct. 7, 2015, click on this link.
Joel Bourne is an award-winning journalist and former Senior Editor for the Environment at National Geographic. He has covered major environmental issues for the magazine, including the global food crisis of 2008, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, and California’s recurrent water woes. With a degree in agronomy, Joel Bourne frequently reports on the global food system. Most recently he contributed two articles to National Geographic‘s ground-breaking eight-part series, “The Future of Food,” reporting on the agricultural land rush in Africa, as well as new sustainable methods of aquaculture being practiced around the world. His book, The End of Plenty: the Race to Feed a Crowded World, was published by W.W. Norton in June, 2015.
 Prior to his tenure at National Geographic, Joel Bourne’s work appeared in Audubon, Science, Outside, and many other publications. He lives with his wife and three children in Wilmington, North Carolina.