After a short blogging break, Tomorrow's Table is back at its new home here at ScienceBlogs. On this weblog I will discuss topics related to food, farming and genetics.
I am a Professor at the University of California, Davis where I study the response of rice to diseases and flooding. For more on my research, please see my lab website here. You can also take a look at series of posts called "Blogging from Bangladesh" that I wrote about one of my rice projects.
I teach a class called Genetics and Society that aims to educate students in the basic concepts of genetics and the process of scientific discovery. Students debate the present and future impact of genetics on society (e.g. stem cell research, genetically engineered crops etc). We talk about what GMO really means and who we can trust when it comes to science. We even talk about things you can scratch from your worry list.
I am co-author with my husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, of "Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetic and the Future of Food". Seed magazine selected "Tomorrow's Table" as one of the best books of 2008 (thanks Seed!). Organic Gardening Magazine "found the book insightful and well-documented." Read other reviews here. If you don't have time to read the book, take a look at an article I wrote on food, farming and genetics for the Boston Globe.
I will be blogging on these subjects. Once in awhile I will re-post from my old blog. I hope to see you here.