By MELISSA LOHBERSTEINThe author of “What We Eat,” a book that explores the intersection of food and science, says she is ready to accept the future is coming.
“I think the future we’re living in is not going to be pretty,” Melinda Wenner told ABC News.
“I’m really hopeful that this is the future, and I’m really excited to be here and work with this group of people that have the vision to make it happen.”
“What We Feed” is the first book to be made available online, as a digital-only publication, and was published in February.
It’s written by Wenner and will be available as a free download on March 21.
Wenner, who is a journalist, food historian and author of books on the history of food, has been an avid reader since the 1970s.
“When I was growing up, I never had a TV, and you could never watch it because there was no internet,” Wenner said.
“There was no cell phone, and the only thing that I could get was my book of poems and essays that I wrote about my childhood, my relationship with my parents, my struggles with anxiety, and my depression.”
Wenner has also been an active researcher in the field of food science and nutrition.
The book will be a companion to the upcoming book, “The Future Is Now,” which explores the topic of how food is changing the world. Wen