WelcomeWelcome to my Earth into Light Blog! I write about a number of topics within my professional area of expertise - agriculture and the environment. In 2013 I will graduate from the University of California Davis with a Ph.D. I'm interested in adding value to my field. My Earth into Light Blog is geared to science professionals and people with an interest in food, farming and the environment. Enjoy!
Category Archives: Pure Science
Chilling effect: How warmer winters could ruin fruit http://grist.org/food/chilling-effect-how-warmer-winters-will-ruin-fruit/
(Image Courtesy of Paul Gepts) In our modern world plant genetic resources often dictate what is grown and ultimately what ends up on your dinner plate. Plant breeders select plants for a number of traits. In the field, farmers grow … Continue reading
There’s little doubt our earth is changing. Agriculture is intimately connected to the environment and is important in understanding the impact we have on the planet. What if people could enjoy healthy diets while farmers gained access to long-term income … Continue reading
My friends and family know me as a plant geek. For fellow plant geeks, I recommend one of my favorite books; Food Plants of the World by Ben-Erik van Wyk. He documents over 350 food plants with fun facts and … Continue reading