Baby in a Box

Hanson, Thor. The Triumph of Seeds: how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses and pips conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history. 2015. Basic Books, New York, N.Y. pg. xix – 18. 55-80.   The future is a scary thing. About 2 months ago, on a Tuesday morning, I sat through an hour and 45 minute…

Defining “Domestication”

Diamond, Jared. “Guns Germs and Steel: the fates of human societies.” 1997. W.W. Norton and Co., New York, London. Pg 114-130. After my last blog post on Pollans’ Botany of Desire, I read a chapter 7 of Jared Diamonds’ Guns, Germs and Steel. Diamond expands on the same ideas and concepts as Pollan, but he tends to use…

A Plants’ Point of View in “The Botany of Desire”

Pollan M. The Botany of Desire: A plants’ eye view of the world. 2001. Random House Inc. New York, N.Y. (Pg. xiii – xxv). I have only read the introduction of this book and I can already tell that I am going to love it. In fact, given more time last night, I probably would…

100-Mile Diet: March to September

MacKinnon, J.B., Smith A. 2007. The 100-Mile Diet: a year of local eating. Vintage Canada, Toronto, Ontario. The first half of this year long journey introduces a young couple from downtown Vancouver. Alisa and James, two adventurous authors, are visiting their isolated cabin in Northern British Columbia when they are forced to forage for a…