Book of the Month, Nov./Dec. 2018 - Seeds of Science

November/December 2018 – Seeds of Science

You voted! Our November/December 2018 AgBookClub pick is Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs by Mark Lynas. Lynas, who formerly opposed GMOs, admitted in 2013 that he had it all wrong. This book outlines GMO technology, why he previously questioned GMOs, and why he thinks genetic modification has a future… Continue reading November/December 2018 – Seeds of Science

Book of the Month, Oct. 2018 - In Meat We Trust

October 2018 – In Meat We Trust

Meat is no longer just a luxury item, but a staple in our diets here in North America. In Meat We Trust, by Maureen Ogle, explores the history of how meat moves from farms and ranches to our dinner plate now that much of the population no longer raises livestock for personal consumption. Here’s what… Continue reading October 2018 – In Meat We Trust

Book of the Month, Sept. 2018 - Midwest Maize

September 2018 – Midwest Maize

September brings back-to-school activities, the first signs of fall, and a new book for AgBookClub. We’re kicking off year 2 with Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland by Cynthia Clampitt. This book explores the staple crop that built a nation and what its future looks like as a source of food, feed, fuel,… Continue reading September 2018 – Midwest Maize

Mar. 2018 - The Man Who Fed the World

3/28/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week! This week, we wrapped up discussion of our March book, The Man Who Fed the World, by Leon Hesser. Week 4 covered pages 170 - the end (chapters 14 - the epilogue). Below are several… Continue reading 3/28/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Mar. 2018 - The Man Who Fed the World

3/21/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week! This week, we continued discussing our March book, The Man Who Fed the World, by Leon Hesser. Week 3 covered pages 105 - 169 (chapters 8 - 13). Below are several responses that we thought… Continue reading 3/21/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Mar. 2018 - The Man Who Fed the World

3/14/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week! This week, we continued discussing our March book, The Man Who Fed the World, by Leon Hesser. Week 2 covered pages 67 - 104 (chapters 5 - 7). Below are several responses that we thought… Continue reading 3/14/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Mar. 2018 - The Man Who Fed the World

3/7/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week! This week, we kicked off our March read, The Man Who Fed the World, by Leon Hesser. Week 1 covered pages 1 - 66 (chapters 1 - 4), which covered Borlaug's early life and important… Continue reading 3/7/18 #AgBookClub Recap