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Does Science Equal Progress?

Instead of me answering that, I wondered instead how other people have argued about the question. To be more specific, since I am interested in the role of scientific practice for defining the land, I wondered how people argued about whether or not science was better for agriculture. I wrote a book about it. It’s…

Pt. 1 | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 — Part 3 with Julie Sze, discussing her book Noxious New York, follows below. All entries in the author-meets-blogger series can be found here.

Part 1 | Pt. 2 (below) | Pt. 3 — Part 2 with Julie Sze, discussing her book Noxious New York, follows below. All entries in the author-meets-blogger series can be found here.

Part 1 (below) | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 — The World’s Fair is pleased to offer the following discussion about Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice (MIT Press, 2007), with its author Julie Sze. Sze is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of California at…

Pt. I | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 — Part 3 with Martha McCaughey, discussing her book The Caveman Mystique, follows below. All entries in the author-meets-blogger series can be found here.

Pt. I | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 — Part 2 with Martha McCaughey, discussing her book The Caveman Mystique, follows below. All entries in the author-meets-blogger series can be found here.

How to Read a Food Label

In a post a few weeks ago, I included links to some current and recently passed legislation on food, food safety, and food labeling. One of them, H.R. 875 — a bill “To establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services” — has a particular devotion to “science” and “science-based”…

Pt. I | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 | Pt. 4 — Part 4 with Christopher Henke, discussing his book Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power, follows below. All entries in the author-meets-blogger series can be found here.

“The [Environmental Justice (EJ)] movement,” writes Gwen Ottinger, “was galvanized in the early 1980s by the observation that toxic chemicals and other environmental hazards are concentrated in communities of color. EJ activists, many of them veterans of the civil rights movement, began to argue that social equality demanded an end to this ‘environmental racism.’ Currently,…