Pollan, M. 2006. Omnivore’s Dilemma . England: Penguin Books Ltd. p.15-119 Pollan brings all sides of the corn industry to the table in “Omnivore’s Dilemma” . He examines the historical, economical and political sides of corn’s evolution of domestication. He looks through the lives of society (farmer of the corn fields), animals and obviously the plants […]Read more "“The Cornification of our food system”"
Diamond, J. (1997). Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York, NY: Norton and Company, Inc. pg. 85 – 113; pg. 131 – 156. “Did the problem lie with the Indians or with the apples?” (p. 134), Diamond asks himself as he investigates the transition from a Hunting-Gathering to Domesticated Food Producing […]Read more "From Wild Animals to Civilization"
Pollan, M. (2001). The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye view of the World. New York, NY: Random House Inc. Pg. xiii – xxv – (BOD) Diamond, J. (1997). Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York, NY: Norton and Company, Inc. Pg. 114 – 130 – (GGS) The evolution of the […]Read more "The Birth of Domestication"
Hanson, T. (2015). The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History. New York, NY: Basic Books. Pg. XIX-18, 55-80 Through his novel, The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History, Thor Hanson has caught the […]Read more "Blog #2: “The Triumph of Seeds”"
Smith, A. MacKinnon, J. B. 2007. The 100-mile diet. Toronto: Vintage Canada. p. 1 – 107 First and foremost I would like to start this “free write” by informing you a little about myself. My name is Jenna Kavanagh and I am studying my 3rd year in the Natural Resource Sciences program offered at Thompson […]Read more "Blog #1: “The 100-Mile Diet”"