The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
by Daniel Stone Author
At the end of the 19th century, young botanist David Fairchild set out to find foods from around the world that U.S. farmers could profitably grow and that U.S. eaters would be willing to embrace, or at least try. He ended up being solely or partly responsible for importing kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, hops from Bavaria, peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. Fairchild’s finds weren’t just limited to food: From Egypt he sent back a variety of cotton that changed the industry, and he imported cherry blossom trees from Japan. This story paints his adventures in a wholly positive and U.S.-centric light.
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