Hybrid : the history and science of plant breeding /

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Author / Creator:Kingsbury, Noël.
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 493 pages)
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11285954
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-475) and index.
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Summary:Disheartened by the shrink-wrapped, Styrofoam-packed state of contemporary supermarket fruits and vegetables, many shoppers hark back to a more innocent time, to visions of succulent red tomatoes plucked straight from the vine, gleaming orange carrots pulled from loamy brown soil, swirling heads of green lettuce basking in the sun. With Hybrid, Noel Kingsbury reveals that even those imaginary perfect foods are themselves far from anything that could properly be called natural; rather, they represent the end of a millennia-long history of selective breeding and hybridization. Starting his story.
Other form:Print version: Kingsbury, Noël. Hybrid. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009 9780226437040