In a preview of LARB Quarterly no. 38: Earth, Ali Bektaş examines one of the state’s most contentious and consequential industries....
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Ali Bektaş is a molecular biologist working on plants, microbes, and agriculture, and is developing distributed, affordable, and easy-to-use systems of detecting informative nucleic acids in agricultural environments. He is from Istanbul and lives in Oakland, California. He can be reached at [email protected].