Glenn Davis Stone is Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He conducts research and writes on food, farming, and biotechnology. He has conducted extensive research in West Africa, India, Philippines, and the U.S., with additional fieldwork in So. Africa, Thailand, and England, and laboratory work at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Until 2013 he was president of the Anthropology & Environment Society of the American Anthropological Association.
Examples of writing on agriculture and biotechnology in India:
(2014) Rhythms of the herd: Long term dynamics in seed choice by
Indian farmers (with A.Flachs and C.Diepenbrock). Technology in Society [pdf]
(2012) Constructing Facts: Bt Cotton Narratives in India. Economic and Political Weekly [pdf]
(2011) Field vs. Farm in Warangal:Bt Cotton, Higher Yields, and Larger Questions. World Development [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 [pdf]
…on science studies:
(2014) Biosecurity in the Age of Genetic Engineering. In Bioinsecurity and Human Vulnerability, edited by Nancy Chen and Lesley Sharp. SAR Press.
(2011) Contradictions in the Last Mile: Suicide, Culture, and E-Agriculture in Rural India. Science, Technology and Human Values [pdf]
…on general theories of agriculture and population:
(1999) Non-Boserupian Ecology and Agricultural Risk: Ethnic Politics and Land Control in the Arid Southwest (with C.Downum). American Anthropologist [pdf]
…on culture and agriculture in West Africa:
…with Robert Netting on smallholder agriculture:
His current research projects include a) genetically modified crops in developing countries, especially India and the Philippines, and b) “new American farmers.” Further information is available on his cv.