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Geologist Ferdinand Hayden (seated third from left) at camp with his survey team at Red Buttes, Wyoming, in 1870.

U.S. Universities Must Stop Honoring Racist Scientists of the Past

, Deputy director, Climate & Energy

The names of scientists whose discredited racial theories continue to pervade U.S. society still adorn prestigious college buildings and are attached to awards and prizes, while their statues stand on campuses and their portraits hang in university museums. Read more >

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Nathaniel Currier lithograph, 1852

8 Presidents Who Shaped the US Food System (for Better and for Worse)

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

As we prepare to observe Presidents Day, I’m thinking about a president’s role in shaping the way we grow food in the United States, and how we eat. Quite a few of our past presidents were farmers or ranchers at some point in their lives, and some had infamous relationships with certain foods, whether cheeseburgers or jelly beans or broccoli.

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