See the video lecture below where I describe why I believe pesticide use is safe, why reasonable people disagree, and why good pesticide regulation is more important than buying organic food.
See the video lecture below where I discuss the role of Marxism in modern famines, and how famines in the modern age are influenced more by politics than agricultural production.
So you are interested in enrolling in the free Farm 2 Fork course, one you can take at your own pace? Doing so is easy. First go to http://extensiononline.okstate.edu. The Farm 2 Fork course is listed under the miscellaneous category. You will need to create an account, but it is free and easy to do […]
The simplicity, and complexity, of starting a business: Simplicity & Co. If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. —Henry Ford Look around Stillwater, and it can seem just more of the same. The same fast food burgers and fries. The same Mexican restaurant with the same menu. The […]
A few months ago I watched the documentary What’s With Wheat?, produced to portray modern wheat as an industrial fabrication of real food. Most documentaries are sensationalized, as are most popular food books, but you can always learn something from them. One particular narrative from the documentary really struck me. “A lot of wheat has […]
A recent Planet Money podcast described how many Chinese believe a ginseng root is good for your arm if it looks like an arm, and good for your whole body if it looks like a person’s body. In general, the more any particular food looks like a body part, the more many Chinese believe it […]
Several coauthors and I have an article out today in PLOS ONE where we test whether ground beef containing a certain amount of finely textured beef (better known as pink slime) has a different taste. You may remember the ‘scandal’ years ago about pink slime. My view is that the media gave a very distorted […]
Many of us our moderates at heart, but let’s face it, media gives extremists a louder voice, and brings out the extremist in any moderate. Two philosophies of agriculture have been battling for over a century: industrial agriculture and agroecological agriculture. From Twitter one might think that one is unambiguously good and one is unambiguously […]