Unraveled Myths: The Green Revolution and the Gene Revolution
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Virtual program on YouTube live, 7 p.m.
(Rescheduled from 4/7/20)
An expert in diverse types of agricultural systems around the world, Stone finds that two of the most cherished narratives of technological success in development aimed at improving agriculture in these communities fall apart under scrutiny.
The program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of anthropology, archaeology, history, and environmental studies and the Food Studies Program.
Biography (provided by the speaker)
Glenn Stone is an anthropologist whose work centers on the politics and ecology of food and agriculture, including smallholder, alternative, and capitalist industrial agriculture and agricultural biotechnology (GMO’s). His fieldwork has been in Nigeria, India, the Philippines, and Appalachia, with additional research in prehistoric archaeology in the U.S. Midwest and Southwest and in a biotechnology laboratory. Author of one book and and over 70 academic articles, he has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the School for Advanced Research, and most recently the Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He is past president of the Anthropology & Environment Society. He is currently Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.