Glenn Davis Stone is Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Over the past 30 years he has studied and written about food, farming, and biotechnology. He has conducted extensive research in West Africa, India, and the U.S., with additional fieldwork in So. Africa, Viet Nam, Thailand, and England, and laboratory work at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. He is president of the Anthropology & Environment Society of the American Anthropological Assn.
Examples of writing on biotechnology in India:
(2012) Constructing Facts: Bt Cotton Narratives in India. Economic and Political Weekly 47(38):62-70. [pdf]
(2011) Field vs. Farm in Warangal:Bt Cotton, Higher Yields, and Larger Questions. World Development 39(3):387-398 [pdf]
…on biotechnology in general:
…on food and biotechnology:
(2013, with Chith Kudlu) The Trials of Genetically Modified Food: Bt Eggplant and Ayurvedic Medicine in India. Food Culture & Society, forthcoming.
…on agriculture and population in the ancient American Southwest:
(1999, with C.E.Downum) Non-Boserupian Ecology and Agricultural Risk: Ethnic Politics and Land Control in the Arid Southwest. American Anthropologist [pdf]
…on culture and agriculture in West Africa:
…with Robert Netting on smallholder agriculture:
(1990, with R.M.Netting and M.P.Stone) Seasonality, Labor Scheduling and Agricultural Intensification in the Nigerian Savanna. American Anthropologist 92:7-23. [pdf]
(1989, with R.M.Netting and M.P.Stone) Kofyar Cash Cropping: Choice and Change in Indigenous Agricultural Development. Human Ecology 17:299-319. [html]
His current research projects include a) genetically modified crops in developing countries and b) “new American farmers.” Further information is available on his cv.