October 1, 2012

Exploring Sustainability

Farms/Food: Episode #1
Professor Glenn Stone discusses the multiple meanings of 'sustainability' and describes his research into agricultural practices in Nigeria, India, and the U.S. Stone is a professor of sociocultural anthropology and environmental studies at Washington University in St. Louis. His blog, fieldquestions, covers issues relating to food, farming, and biotechnology. You can learn more about Stone's research using links from his faculty page.
 
Farmers in rural Warangal display the village’s first box of Bt cotton seed, purchased for 1600 rupees (approx. $40). This amount was four times the cost of a box of conventional cotton seed, and 32 times the cost of a day of farm labor.
 

Image Glenn Stone, 2002. Audio Free Music Archive: Anenon.