Academic writing is not always easy to read. The arguments that researchers make in scholarly articles are part of larger conversations and case studies in our attempt to systematically understand the world.  Sometimes we can sound overly critical or negative in the ways that we write, construct arguments, and provide evidence - myself included. This is frustrating for people curious about a topic like sustainable food and agriculture who aren't engaged with these larger academic debates. I hope that these essays and articles can help make some of my work more accessible and interesting to people who want to learn about what environmental anthropologists do and why we do it.

 

Essays:

Farming For Flavor: Chef Barber heralds cuisine driven by considerations of soil, land, sea, and seed, The Common Reader.  <link>

"If They Spray Four Times, You Have to Spray Five”: How Genetically Modified Cotton is Stalling, Not Solving Pesticide Exposure, Global Health Hub.  <link>

Explorer’s Journal, National Geographic  <link>

News and Views, Nature:Plants <link>

Voices for Biodiversity <link>

Forage! Blog of  the Society of Ethnobiology (co-editor) <link>

Scholars Strategy Network (policy briefs) <link>

“Rich aromas and forest light on South Indian coffee farms” Sensorium <link>

Press:

New crop of nontraditional farmers leading Region’s local-food movement (The Times of Northwest Indiana)

India’s farmers burdened with ‘choice overload’ (Economic Times)

Faced with choice overload, Indian farmers say, 'I'll have what he's having' (EurekAlert)

Farm Food Facts, podcast of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance

Young, hip farmers: Coming to a city near you (EurekAlert)

The new American farmer isn’t who you think (Futurity)

Can you trust the farmer’s voice? (Yale Environmental Review)

Are inner-city food stores exploiting the poor? (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Photography:

Instagram <link>

Natur & Miljø (In Danish) <link>

Interviews:

Cotton Farming in Telangana, India, National Geographic Radio  <link>

Confounds are Life: An Anthropologist Takes a Closer Look at the Microbiome Earth Eats Podcast <link>

Der Kampf von Baumwollbauern ums Überleben, Rhine-Neckar Zeitung (German) <link>

Down To Earth, Washginton University Class Acts <link>

Eric Wolf Prize Washington University Source <link>