In recent years, increased attention is being paid to the ways in which food is produced and consumed. In this series, Arts & Sciences faculty offer insights into agriculture, from its beginnings thousands of years ago to the debates over biotechnology and the cultural impact of food within communities.

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October 4, 2012

Singing Wires

In Episode #2 of Farms/Food, Professor Glenn Stone provides a brief history of industrial agriculture in the U.S., including the rapid expansion of farming technologies following World War II. In the early 1950s, Farm Journal, Inc. released Singing Wires, a video that dramatizes a complete faith in new technologies to improve the lives of farmers. Take a peek into a different era of farming and technology.