The latest issue of the “independent socialist” periodical, Monthly Review, has two articles that might interest this blog’s readers: Fred Magdoff’s, “A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible with Capitalism,” and Michael Friedman’s “GMOs: Capitalism’s Distortion of Biological Processes.” With the “print” icon one can access PDF versions of either article.
Fred Magdoff “is professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont and a long-time commentator on political-economic topics. He is co-author, with John Bellamy Foster, of The Great Financial Crisis (2009) and What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism (2011),” as well as co-editor, with Brian Tokar, of Agriculture and Food in Crisis (2010), all three volumes published by Monthly Review Press.
Michael Friedman “earned his PhD in biology at the Genomics Laboratory at the American Museum of Natural History and currently works as an adjunct at City University of New York (CUNY).”
On the nature of “post-academic science,” please see the indispensable characterization and transdisciplinary analysis in John Ziman’s Real Science: What it is, and what it means (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
(cross-posted at the Agricultural Law blog)