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Our lives are frequently and significantly affected by food. Because we must eat to survive, many human cultures have developed with food at their very core. The goal of this podcast is to explore the complexity and nuance of the global food system, celebrate the progress we have made, and debate the best ways for humans to proceed forward into the future. 

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Apr 8, 2019

Dan Stone is a Washington D.C.-based writer with a passion for covering all topics related to environmental science, agriculture, and botany. Formerly a White House correspondent for Newsweek and editor of National Geographic, his work has also been featured in The Daily Beast, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Vice,...

Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Jon Herington is a political philosopher of applied ethics focusing mainly on the concept of risk within the fields of science, health, and technology. In today’s discussion we cover the definition of security and what it means to be food secure as well as why simply labeling food as containing genetically...

Jan 15, 2019

Plant pathology is the study of diseases in plants and importantly in those plants grown to feed the world.  Dr. Martin Draper shares his thoughts on how these diseases affect food sustainability historically, now and in the future.  

For more information on the important work carried out in the area of plant pathology...

Jan 15, 2019

Welcome to ‘Something to Chew On.’ Here is a brief discussion between co-hosts Jay and Scott and Global Food Systems Coordinator Maureen to discuss the ideas behind and hopes for this podcast. 


Maureen Olewnik is coordinating the Global Food Systems Initiative at Kansas State University. She received her Ph.D....