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Lisa M. Hamilton

Lisa M. Hamilton is the author of Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness (Counterpoint, 2009), and her work has also been published in Harper’s, the Atlantic, McSweeney’s, Orion, and Gastronomica. She was a 2010 fellow at the Alicia Patterson Foundation. 


Lisa M. Hamilton

Linux for Lettuce

Summer 2014 | Reporting

Agricultural patents already cover everything from “low pungency” onions to “brilliant white” cauliflower, and seed companies are scrambling to claim what territory remains. How one group of plant breeders is fighting to keep seeds as part of the commons.