Helen Anne Curry, The Conversation | Civil Eats


Dr Helen Anne Curry is an associate professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Churchill College. Her current recent centres on the histories of seeds, crop science, and industrial agriculture. Curry is author of Endangered Maize: Industrial Agriculture and the Crisis of Extinction (University of California Press, 2022) and Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth Century America (University of Chicago Press, 2016). From 2020–2025, she leads the multi-researcher project, 'From Collection to Cultivation: Historical Perspectives on Crop Diversity and Food Security', funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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Glass gem corn (Photo credit: hthrd, Flickr)