Potato™

    Pollan M. 2002. The Botany of Desire. Random House. Toronto, Canada. 183-238 p. Potatoes. The “Pomme du terre” in French: the apples of the earth. Each rustic, brown spud a reminder of our connection to the soil and our link to nature. Or is it? Pollan’s chapter on Desire: Control Plant: the Potato…

Corn: The Husk of Humanity

Pollan M. 2006. The Omnivores Dilemma. The Penguin Press, New York, NY. 15 – 120 p. Corn. Corn. Everything is corn. Corn is in our meat. Corn is in our drinks. Heck, corn is in almost every dietary product known to man. As a plant on an evolutionary scale, corn has done extremely well for…