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The Resource Never out of season : how having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future, Rob Dunn

Never out of season : how having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future, Rob Dunn

Label
Never out of season : how having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future
Title
Never out of season
Title remainder
how having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future
Statement of responsibility
Rob Dunn
Title variation
How having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bananas we eat today aren't our parents' bananas: We eat a recognizable, consistent 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 nature's fury. And nature always wins
Summary
A biologist explains how the scientific breeding of our food supply into only the hardiest and tastiest varieties has made these crops susceptible to Mother Nature and discusses how a single bug or virus can now cause a massive collapse
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556537
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunn, Rob R
Dewey number
  • 641.3
  • 338.1/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TX357
LC item number
.D83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food supply
  • Food crops
  • Food consumption
  • Agricultural ecology
  • Consumers' preferences
  • Consumers' preferences
  • Agricultural ecology
  • Food consumption
  • Food crops
  • Food supply
  • NATURE / Natural Resources
  • SCIENCE / Environmental Science
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Horticulture
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future
Label
Never out of season : how having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future, Rob Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A banana in every bowl -- An island like ours -- The perfect pathological storm -- Escape is temporary -- My enemy's enemy is my friend -- Chocolate terrorism -- The meltdown of the chocolate ecosystem -- Prospecting for seeds -- The siege -- The grass eaters -- Henry Ford's jungle -- Why we need wild nature -- The Red Queen and the long game -- Fowler's ark -- Grains, guns, and desertification -- Preparing for the flood -- Epilogue: What do I do?
Control code
ocn974636738
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780316260725
Lccn
2016958939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)974636738
Label
Never out of season : how having the food we want when we want it threatens our food supply and our future, Rob Dunn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A banana in every bowl -- An island like ours -- The perfect pathological storm -- Escape is temporary -- My enemy's enemy is my friend -- Chocolate terrorism -- The meltdown of the chocolate ecosystem -- Prospecting for seeds -- The siege -- The grass eaters -- Henry Ford's jungle -- Why we need wild nature -- The Red Queen and the long game -- Fowler's ark -- Grains, guns, and desertification -- Preparing for the flood -- Epilogue: What do I do?
Control code
ocn974636738
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780316260725
Lccn
2016958939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)974636738

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