The Fruit Hunters

The Fruit Hunters

A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A historical account of the role of fruit in the modern world explores the machinations of multi-national corporations in distributing exotic fruits, the life of mass-produced fruits, and the author's experience with unusual varieties that are unavailable in America.

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Adam Leith Gollner weaves business, science, and travel into a riveting narrative about one of earth's most desired foods: fruit.
Tasty, lethal, hallucinogenic, and medicinal-fruits have led nations into wars, fueled dictatorships, and even lured us into new worlds. Adam Leith Gollner weaves business, science, and travel into a riveting narrative about one of earth's most desired foods.Listeners will discover why it is that although countless exotic fruits exist in nature, only several dozen varieties are available in supermarkets. Gollner explores the political machinations of multinational fruit corporations, exposing the hidden alliances between agribusiness and government and what that means for public health. He traces the life of mass-produced fruits-how they are created, grown, and marketed-and he explores the underworld of fruits that are inaccessible, ignored, and even forbidden in the Western world.Gollner draws readers into a Willy Wonka–like world with mangoes that taste like piña coladas, orange cloudberries, peanut butter fruits, and the miracle fruit that turns everything sour sweet, making lemons taste like lemonade. Peopled with a varied and bizarre cast of characters-from smugglers to explorers to inventors-this extraordinary book unveils the hidden universe of fruit.

Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Audio, p2008
ISBN: 9781400157457
Branch Call Number: MP3BK 641.34 GOL
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (11 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Hoye, Stephen

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