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Never out of season : how having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future

Author: Rob R Dunn
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The bananas we eat today aren't your parents' bananas: We eat a recognizable, consistent breakfast fruit that was standardized in the 1960s from dozens into one basic banana. But because of that, the banana we love is dangerously susceptible to a pathogen that might wipe it out. That's the story of our food today: Modern science has brought us produce in perpetual abundance--once-rare fruits are seemingly never out  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob R Dunn
ISBN: 9780316260725 031626072X
OCLC Number: 974636738
Description: vii, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A banana in every bowl --
An island like ours --
The perfect pathological storm --
Escape is temporary --
My enemy's enemy is my friend --
Chocolate terrorism --
The meltdown of the chocolate ecosystem --
Prospecting for seeds --
The siege --
The grass eaters --
Henry Ford's jungle --
Why we need wild nature --
The Red Queen and the long game --
Fowler's ark --
Grains, guns, and desertification --
Preparing for the flood --
Epilogue: What do I do?
Other Titles: How having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future
Responsibility: Rob Dunn.

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Biologist Rob Dunn takes readers on a tour of our precarious dependence on ten species ranging from bananas to chickens--all of which are just a bug or a virus away from a collapse.  Read more...
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Forget about cooking books. This is the most important book you will read about food this year. Every single page has surprising facts and insights. The health of the planet depends on us eating more Read more...

 
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