Archives for May, 2011

Is Organic Food the Answer?

The journalist Marc Gunther recently posted a thoughtful article discussing public perceptions of the role of organic agriculture in a future sustainable food system. He found that many consumers believe that there are only two ways to produce food: “The first can be described, depending upon who’s talking, as big, fast, modern, conventional, industrial, intensive,…

No investigation without wonder, no observation without joy, no understanding without humility. Today Malinee Sriariyanum was awarded the John E. Kinsella Prize for her work on isolation and characterization of the Ax21 pathogen associated molecular pattern. The joyful awardee and her proud mentors: Associate Dean Jan Hopmans, Malinee Sriariyanun, and myself

Guest Post: Dr. Robert L. Thompson is a senior fellow for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Over the past few months, we’ve watched as governments have been overthrown in Tunisia and Egypt, as governments across North Africa and the Middle East promised reforms, some…

Spring in Denmark

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