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Banana

The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

by Dan Koeppel

Banana
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2008, 304 pages
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    Jan 2009, 304 pages

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A surprisingly compelling read about the history, science, politics and future of the banana

Like your fruit locally grown? Enjoy variety? Prefer non-GMO food? Like bananas?
That's cognitive dissonance for you. The banana you eat is likely from Ecuador and identical to every other banana of its species. Modified oft in the past, banana growers are now trying to save it from extinction-threatening disease - by genetic modification.

All that and far more are in Banana by Dan Koeppel.

It's not the first book on the banana (others include Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States by John Soluri (2006); Bananas: An American History by Virginia Scott Jenkins (2000); and Banana Wars — the Price ...

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