- antimicrobial resistance, chronic disease, drug development & delivery, pesticides, soil & water quality, food safety, global development & sustainability, global health, poverty, overweight & obesity
Dr. Stone’s research focuses on environmental anthropology, political ecology, food studies, and science and technology studies. He is particularly interested in the social and political aspects of agricultural systems, agricultural sustainability, intensification and industrialization, indigenous knowledge, responses to population increase, agricultural biotechnology, and alternative food/farming systems. He has worked on projects examining past and contemporary non-industrialized farmers in Africa, India, the Philippines, and North America.
One focus of Dr. Stone’s research is on the spread of genetically modified crops in developing countries. He is also interested in the small farm movement in North America, including the economic and ecological aspects of sustainability and historical perspectives on small farmers in Appalachia. A third focus of current work is on the politics of agricultural research and interventions.