Meet Julie Guthman, Ph.D.
Dr. Guthman discussed her forthcoming book (to be published 2019) on the challenges of strawberry production, one of California's major crops on SftPublic's Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations program February 20, 2018: Industrial Agriculture and the Humble Strawberry. That discussion covered crop pests, toxins used in crop production, health issues and other concerns related to industrial agriculture. She also discussed an earlier book, Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism ,a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between public health and modern food production.
Julie Guthman (2019 book) Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry (University of California Press)
- video of Dr. Guthman's discussion Industrial Agriculture and the Humble Strawberry February 20, 2018:
- Healthy to Eat, Unhealthy to Grow: Strawberries Embody the Contradictions of California Agriculture
- Harvard Gazette, October 2017**In Surge of Strawberries, Some Dirty Details **
Dr. Guthman's book awards include
- the Frederick H. Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award from the Rural Sociological Society for Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California (University of California Press, 2004)
- the ASFS Book Award for Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism(University of California Press, 2011)