Lately.

It’s really just 75 pages. Plus appendix. Done and done (and to be defended on Wednesday). What else have I been reading? The New York Times report that it will be harder to enforce the Obama administration’s nutritional guidelines for school lunches after the House Appropriations Committee created a loophole for schools that couldn’t afford … Continue reading Lately.

The Pre-Columbian Amazon – A Pristine Rainforest Or Intensive Settlement?

For our last agricultural history lecture, we were fortunate to receive a guest speaker from the department who is involved in a mammoth project of mapping the world’s food systems across time. What an interesting pastime, but what a challenge! This is what I referred to in my last post – one of the off-hand … Continue reading The Pre-Columbian Amazon – A Pristine Rainforest Or Intensive Settlement?

Review: "A changing climate – How does it affect Swedish possibilities of green growth?"

On Friday, I was a participant in a seminar hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Forestry and Agriculture. The topic was the interlinkages between the newest scientific insights related to climate change and the future of agricultural and ‘green’ growth in general. My take-away thinking back with a bit of distance? We are great … Continue reading Review: "A changing climate – How does it affect Swedish possibilities of green growth?"