Glenn Davis Stone is Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He conducts research and writes on food, agriculture, and biotechnology. He has conducted extensive research in West Africa, India, Philippines, and the U.S., with additional fieldwork in Thailand and England and laboratory work at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. He has published one book and over 50 articles in anthropology, law, development, STS, and biotechnology journals and books. He is past president of the Anthropology & Environment Society of the American Anthropological Association.
He is a Guggenheim Fellow for the 2016-17 academic year and is living in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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]
(2007) The Birth and Death of Traditional Knowledge: Paradoxical Effects of Biotechnology in India. In Biodiversity and the Law: Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Traditional Knowledge [pdf]. For more on this see Salon.com
…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 indigenous agricultural knowledge:
…on science studies:
…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:
(1996) Settlement Ecology: The Social and Spatial Organization of Kofyar Agriculture. Univ. Arizona Press.
(1998) Keeping the Home Fires Burning: The Changed Nature of Householding in the Kofyar Homeland. Human Ecology [pdf]
…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 website.