Rachel Laudan

A Historian's Take on Food and Food Politics



Farming or Gardening? What’s the Difference?

On Sunday 16th April, the Austin American-Statesman, our local paper, featured a story on an ex-banker who has converted “what was once grass into farmland,” describing how on half an acre (half a football field) she has grown 195 types… Continue Reading →


Steve Savage recently published a thoughtful, informed, wide-ranging article explaining “Why I don’t buy organic” in Forbes Magazine.  If you are not among the thousands who have read this article, you might want to join them.  And take a look… Continue Reading →

Was the Agricultural Revolution a Terrible Mistake? Not If You Take Food Processing Into Account

The agriculture-as disaster theory rests, at least in part, on ignoring the work involved importance of processing and cooking food

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