Bartow Elmore

Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow

Bartow Elmore is an Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America. An assistant professor of environmental history at The Ohio State University and a member of their Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Group, he will work on his book Seed Money: How the Monsanto Company’s Quest for Power Remade Our World. It will offer the first global environmental history of the St. Louis firm, tracing Monsanto's astounding evolution from making DDT to manipulating DNA and use the firm to assess the future environmental sustainability of corporate capitalism.

All Work

Plastic bottles are a recycling disaster. Coca-Cola should have known better

Bart Elmore wrote for The Guardian about Coca-Cola's plastic bottles and the company's massive ecological footprint.

The History of Recycling in America Is More Complicated Than You May Think

Bartow Elmore writes for Time about the history of recycling in the US