Benjamin R. Cohen

Special guest

Ben Cohen is an associate professor in the Engineering Studies and Environmental Studies programs at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. His interests sit at the intersection of the histories of science, technology and the environment, with particular attention to industrial agriculture from the 19th century to today. His current project is an environmental history of the origins of manufactured food, told through a story of late 19th century pure food debates, “Pure Adulteration: Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food”. He is also, as it were, a writer for a variety of non-academic forums and co-host of Various Breads and Butters.

Benjamin R. Cohen has been a guest on 4 episodes.