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The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
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Jan 27, 09

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Read in January, 2009

This book was incredibly thought provoking - you'll think about our (human) relationship with food and plants in a whole new way. The first chapter of the book that dealt with apples and the desire for sweetness was too much about Jonny Appleseed in my opinion. Yes, he was an important figure, but I got bored and wanted to know more about the worldwide history and appeal of the apple. The rest of the sections were much better, my favorite being the potato (the tulip was fabulous as well). If you aren't buying organic potatoes yet, you will want to after Pollan's encounters with mass-potato farmers in Idaho.

Started: January 15, 2009
Finished: January 24, 2009
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