Ben Mansfeld

Ben is 25 and lives in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Plant Science in Agriculture at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He works as a research assistant at one of the labs, studying wheat, cotton and tomatoes. His family also owns a small orange orchard; in season they sell their produce at the local farmers market.

Food Studies

Food Studies: Can we prove Malthus wrong?

After a year of plant science studies, the agricultural landscapes of Laos are a call to revolution. Green revolution.

Food Studies

Food Studies: the honeybee and the tweezers

For agriculture studies student Ben, a summer spent in greenhouses manually pollinating tomato plants is the perfect preparation for studying honey-bee physiology this fall.