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The Commercial Ecology of Scavenger Capitalism: Monsanto, Fossil Fuels, and the Remaking of a Chemical Giant

November 7, 2017

Baking Powder: The Indispensable Ingredient

When synthetic baking powder was invented in the mid-19th century, it was hailed by many as a time-saving miracle product. Bart Elmore reviews ‘Baking Powder Wars’ by Linda Civitello.
August 10, 2017

Plastic bottles are a recycling disaster. Coca-Cola should have known better

The drinks company junked its re-use system. Now the oceans are full of rubbish, will it clean up its act?
May 2, 2017

Monsanto’s Superfund Secret

Radioactive waste piles, groundwater pollution, mercury emissions, and poisoned livestock: these are just some of the costs of producing the world’s most widely used herbicide.
April 1, 2017

Citizen Coke

An absorbing history of how Coke’s insatiable thirst for natural resources shaped the company and reshaped the globe.
December 6, 2016

The Southern Story of Coca-Cola (Gravy podcast Episode 51)

You might think of Coca-Cola as an iconic American brand… and you’d be right. But, it was born in the South. How did Coke’s Atlanta birthplace shape what the soft drink became? And how has Coke shaped the South? It’s a story that includes many surprising twists and turns, from Civil War wounds to temperance movements, racist fears to philanthropy, and small-town soda jerks to Peruvian coca farmers. Tina Antolini speaks with Bart Elmore about these topics and more in this episode of the Southern Foodways Alliance's Gravy podcast.
December 1, 2016

The History of Recycling in America Is More Complicated Than You May Think

Olivia Waxman interviews Bart Elmore about his argument that, even as environmentalism has become more mainstream, recycling advocacy efforts have failed in the last 25 years.
November 15, 2016

Southern Foodways Alliance 2016 Fall Symposium: Corn as Symbol, Sustenance, and Problem

Bart Elmore's talk at the Southern Foodways Alliance Fall Symposium about how Citizen Coke is a corn syrup-fueled global phenomenon.
October 14, 2016
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