Waste Not, Want Not: Ensuring the Future of Food Security

Denna Berg Food production is extensive. It requires large portions of land and high levels of water, energy, pesticide, fertilizer, and soil. It’s a major contributor to the economy, but is also rather tricky, as it relies on the least controllable input–the weather. Agricultural regions are now facing even greater challenges due to sporadic shifts caused…

Seen and Heard: Leaping Lemurs and Conservation Policy in Madagascar

Denna Berg I was intrigued by Got Anthropology?, a new speakers series at the University of Toronto designed to connect Toronto communities to current anthropological research, last week after seeing speaker Travis Steffen’s ultra-cool job title: “Explorer-in-Residence.” Steffen, an anthropologist turned conservationist, studies lemur populations in the remote regions of Madagascar. His main area of research…