- 304 pages
- Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
- Dan Koeppel
- 08 June 2018 Dan Koeppel
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In the vein of the bestselling Salt and Cod, a gripping chronicle of the myth, mystery, and uncertain fate of the world’s most popular fruit
Fate of ePUB ´ BlogIn the vein of the bestselling Salt and Cod, a gripping chronicle of the myth, mystery, and uncertain fate of the world’s most popular fruit In this fascinating and surprising exploration of the banana’s history, cultural significance, and endangered future, awardwinning journalist Dan Koeppel gives readers plenty of food for thought Fastpaced and highly entertaining, Banana takes us from jungle to supermarket, from corporate boardrooms to kitchen tables around the world We begin Banana: The PDF \ in the Garden of Eden—examining scholars’ belief that Eve’s “apple” was actually a banana— and travel to earlytwentiethcentury Central America, where aptly named “banana republics” rose and fell over the crop, while the companies now known as Chiquita and Dole conquered the marketplace Koeppel then chronicles the banana’s path to the present, ultimately—and most alarmingly—taking us to banana plantations across the globe that are being destroyed by a fastmoving blight, with no cure in sight—and to the hightech labs where new The Fate of MOBI ò bananas are literally being built in test tubes, in a race to save the world’s most beloved fruit.