Bridget Taylor examines themes related to agriculture and the effects of globalized industrial food production with Professor Susanne Wengle in the political science department. Most recently, Taylor has been researching new technologies and business practices implemented in Russian farming companies and analyzing production and yield quantities in the agriculture sectors of post-Soviet countries. She assists in the project by collecting data and gathering information for case studies. In March of 2019, Taylor received an ISP conference grant to attend the National Food Policy Conference in Washington D.C. There, she heard from diverse stakeholders speaking about integrating newer technologies to food safety, the implications of the U.S. trade war with China, and efforts to reduce food waste. In the past, Taylor has worked on investigating political and social factors that lead to the rise of obesity in Brazil, Russia, and Mexico as well as exploring sustainability measures in the dairy industries of the United States and Germany. She accomplished analysis of this through literature review. Taylor enjoys the opportunity to engage in the way the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food shapes society.
My research interests include how corporate, governmental, and societal influences shape food systems across the globe. I examine consumption patterns, federal policies and incentives, marketing approaches, and labor requirements to analyze these influences.
I am exploring the governmental policies and trade relationships that inform agricultural production and yield trends in Post-Soviet countries. There is a focus on the participation of the European Union and the Russian Federation in providing support to the developing agriculture sectors.