Food & Agriculture

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More Scenes from the Rural Life

Lecture Video

Writer Verlyn Klinkenborg talks about his new book, a collection of pieces from his New York Times column The Rural Life.

Genetically engineered food and consumer choice

Podcast

California had the chance to be the first state in the union to require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. Dubbed the 'Right to Know Act,' Proposition 37 would have required producers to clearly label raw or processed foods that contained modified ingredients.

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The Seed Underground

Lecture Video

Writer and food activist Janisse Ray talks about the loss of heirloom seeds and the role that individuals can play in preserving agricultural diversity.

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The carbon impact of your meals

Podcast

Many people have adopted a philosophy of buying local food because they are concerned about the carbon footprint of transporting food long distances. People are rebelling against tomatoes from South America and garlic from China, because they can reduce greenhouse emissions by buying locally. Some people even start their own gardens for this reason.

Related Projects

Buell-Small Succession Study

Post-agricultural plant community succession is being studied in permanent plots in central New Jersey.

Crop Selection Consequences for Stream Ecosystem Function

research examining the cycling of novel allochthonous carbon, i.e. agricultural crop by-products, in Midwestern agricultural streams.

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