Entries Tagged as 'Frederick Kirschenmann'

Rethinking Sustainability After the Drought

September 10th, 2012 · 16 Comments

The drought of 2012, on the heels of a “500-year flood” just a few years ago, may be one of a number of changes taking place that should urge us to rethink the concept of sustainability. Ever since the notion found its way into our lexicon several decades ago, it has focused our attention on [...]

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Tags: Commentary · Frederick Kirschenmann

Toward a Sustainable Food Future: The Two Stories of Agriculture

October 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Frederick Kirschenmann is a distinguished fellow and former director at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and supporter of Democrat Francis Thicke’s campaign for secretary of agriculture. In the six-year period from 1988 until 1994, Herman Daly served as the World Bank’s senior environmental economist. During that time he tried to [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · Commentary · Frederick Kirschenmann · October 2010

Remembering Norman Borlaug

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

The recent death of Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize-winning plant geneticist credited with starting the “Green Revolution,” led to the reiteration of many of the tributes he amassed during his lifetime: that he saved the lives of millions of people, laid Malthus’ ghost to rest, and invented the production model which would enable us to continue “feeding [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · Cover Stories · Frederick Kirschenmann · October 2009

Whither Agriculture?: Vilsack, USDA and Future Challenges

January 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Frederick Kirschenmann is a distinguished fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. He is listed as one of the “Sustainable Dozen” by Food Democracy Now, an online petition to bring leaders in the sustainable agriculture movement into the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Given the smooth Senate confirmation hearing for Tom [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · Commentary · Frederick Kirschenmann · January 2009