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Agroecosystems, Illustrated

I didn’t set out to draw science comics; I wanted to be an all-around science communicator. I just happened to find my voice with comics.

August 26, 2014 — Katie McKissick
Organic Synthesis: Towards An Inclusion Of African Americans In Organic Farming

Organic Synthesis: Towards An Inclusion Of African Americans In Organic Farming

  George Washington Carver is widely known for his contributions to agriculture in the twentieth century. In the South, crops were predominantly monocultures such as cotton but Carver advocated a change to a polyculture that included more diverse crops including peanuts, soybeans and pecans.

November 5, 2013 — Layla Eplett
Chemical and Engineering News celebrates 90 years: How chemistry has come a long way

Chemical and Engineering News celebrates 90 years: How chemistry has come a long way

Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) which is the flagship magazine of the American Chemical Society and the chemical community is celebrating 90 years of its existence this year, and I can only imagine how perplexed and awestruck its editors from 1923 would have been had they witnessed the state of pure and applied chemistry in [...]

September 9, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

As a middle school student in Tallahassee, Florida, Kelly Caylor built a weather balloon for the science fair. Decades later, he's distributing high-tech environmental sensors, or "pods," throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

April 10, 2015 — Kerry Klein
GMOs are Still the Best Bet for Feeding the World.

GMOs are Still the Best Bet for Feeding the World.

It’s been a while since I’ve written on GMOs, but it may be time to start again. Recently, a huge amount of attention was given to an IARC report suggesting that glyphosate (brand name: Roundup), one of the most common pesticides, may cause cancer.

March 31, 2015 — Kevin Bonham
Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa

Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa

Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordinator for the big-cat conservation organization Panthera, describes the six years he and other researchers spent combing the wilds of 17 nations looking for the elusive and rarely studied West African lion.

January 8, 2014 — John R. Platt
Chemical and Engineering News celebrates 90 years: How chemistry has come a long way

Chemical and Engineering News celebrates 90 years: How chemistry has come a long way

Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) which is the flagship magazine of the American Chemical Society and the chemical community is celebrating 90 years of its existence this year, and I can only imagine how perplexed and awestruck its editors from 1923 would have been had they witnessed the state of pure and applied chemistry in [...]

September 9, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Appreciating what is on my plate

Appreciating what is on my plate

Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers grew up during the Great Depression. That lean, harsh economic time made an indelible imprints on them – their spirits, their habits, and outlook on life.

September 4, 2013 — DNLee

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

The following is a parable grounded in science with an aim toward Socratic questioning. It’s dinnertime somewhere. A kid pushes a small pile of sautéed broccoli to the plate’s edge and sighs wistfully.

September 3, 2013 — Kathleen Raven

Botanical Sexism Cultivates Home-Grown Allergies

It's the time year for watery eyes and itchy noses, and if you're among the afflicted, you may be surprised to learn that decades of botanical sexism in urban landscapes have contributed to your woes.

April 29, 2015 — Thomas Leo Ogren

All the microbes of the field will clap their hands

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: microbes are everywhere, and everywhere important. As regular readers will know, I’ve recently become obsessed with cultivating our microbial companions to make delicious foods.

December 6, 2014 — Kevin Bonham