In’toxic’ated?

Pollan, M. 2001. The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World. Toronto: Random House. p. 113-179   “There is it, right in the middle of the word intoxication, hidden in plain sight: toxic“(p.114). Well, Michael Pollan, you did it again. Another fantastic read! After a few years of skimming through scientific papers and textbooks, I find myself truly enjoying… Continue reading In’toxic’ated?

Apple of My Eye

Pollan, M. 2001. The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World. Toronto: Random House. p. 3-58. Pollan, M. 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Toronto: Penguin Group. p. 23. “…in wildness is the preservation of the world” – Henry D. Thoreau This week we had a choice for which chapter of The Botany of Desire we… Continue reading Apple of My Eye

Blog #5 – Corn. We put that **** in everything.

Pollan, M. 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Toronto: Penguin Group. p. 15-119. Well, after a day of adventuring through vineyards, sampling wine, and witnessing a wall of potatoes (seriously, a WALL of potatoes!), I find myself writing this blog. “What am I eating? And where in the world did it… Continue reading Blog #5 – Corn. We put that **** in everything.

Blog #2 – “The Triumph of Seeds”

T, Hanson. (2015). The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History. p. xix-18, 55-80. In the thought-provoking book, The Triumph of Seeds, Thor Hanson tells the life story of seeds – from discovering ancient types of seed in Carboniferous forests, to Mendel’s studies on peas, which led… Continue reading Blog #2 – “The Triumph of Seeds”