Never Out of Season's front cover

Never Out of Season How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future

Hardcover
Rs 3645
Currently out of stock.
Request this book.
Genre:Agriculture
Language : English
Published: March 14, 2017
Edition:9th

Hardcover

ISBN13:9780316260725
ISBN10:031626072X
Pages:336
Dimensions:6.25 x 9.5 x 1.0 inches
Weight:553.38 g

About the Book

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 them 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 of season, and we breed and clone the hardiest, best-tasting varieties of the crops we rely on most. As a result, a smaller proportion of people on earth go hungry today than at any other moment in the last thousand years, and the streamlining of our food supply guarantees that the food we buy, from bananas to coffee to wheat, tastes the same every single time. Our corporate food system has nearly perfected the process of turning sunlight, water and nutrients into food.

But our crops themselves remain susceptible to the nature's fury. And nature always wins. Authoritative, urgent, and filled with fascinating heroes and villains from around the world,
Never Out of Season is the story of the crops we depend on most and the scientists racing to preserve the diversity of life, in order to save our food supply, and us.