the future of flavor

stone barns center | september 29, 2016

First, chefs started paying attention to ingredients. Next, they got interested in farmers. Connecting with seed breeders is the natural next step because that is where flavor begins.

WHAT the fattest city in america can teach us about food

knowledge @wharton | february 9, 2016

Brent Cunningham and I discuss what lessons there are to learn from Huntington, WV, once the most unhealthy city in America according to the Centers for Disease Control.

crop insurance to ensure diversity

stone barns center | february 10, 2016

A new kind of crop insurance levels the playing field for smaller and diversified farmers. It's also a big win for eaters because it provides an incentive for farmers to grow healthy and sustainable food.

Is grass-fed really better?

New york magazine | may 31, 2015

Not surprisingly, the answer is: It depends.

the good and bad of saving the ugly

stone barns center | august 21, 2015

Saving ugly fruits and vegetables is good for the environment and America's hungry. But does it work for farmers?