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  • Where Our Food Comes From Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's uest to End Famine
  • Gary Paul Nabhan
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 9781597263993

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Where Our Food Comes From Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's uest to End Famine characters Ç 105 Gary Paul Nabhan Ä 5 Free read Read & Download Where Our Food Comes From Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's uest to End Famine From Gary Paul Nabhan weaves together Vavilov’s extraordinary story with his own expeditions to Earth’s richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that tend them Retracing Vavilov’s path from Mexico and the Colombian to the glaciers of the Pamirs in Tajikistan he draws a vibrant portrait of changes that have occurred since Vavilov’s time and why they matter   In his travels Nabhan shows how climate change free trade policies genetic engineering and loss of traditional knowledge are threatening our food supply Through discussions with local farmers visits to local outdoo. Not a topic I was particularly interested in before picking up this book but I was pleasantly surprised by the information and storytelling presented I appreciate a book about a dedicated and little known at least to me scientists their sacrifices and their dedication to their work

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Where Our Food Comes From Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's uest to End Famine characters Ç 105 Gary Paul Nabhan Ä 5 Free read Read & Download Where Our Food Comes From Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's uest to End Famine The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over In 1943 one of the first to recognize this fact the great botanist Nikolay Vavilov lay dying of starvation in a Soviet prison But in the years before Stalin jailed him as a scapegoat for the country’s famines Vavilov had traveled over five continents collecting hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity and guard against widespread hunger Now another remarkable scientist and vivid storyteller has retraced his footsteps   In Where Our Food Comes. I was interested in this book for two reasons both for its theme of agricultural biodiversity and for the part that Russian scientist Nikolay Vavilov plays in this story I was not disappointed Nabhan is an ethnobotanist conservationist farmer and a prolific author with many other titles I now want to read as well In this book he s decided he will follow in the footsteps of Vavilov and see how agricultural biodiversity has changed since Vavilov s world travels in the early 1900 sNikolay Vavilov was a Russian scientist with a massive case of wanderlust and a brilliant mind He was head of the Russian Department of Applied Botany and travelled around the world in the early years of the last century researching seeds and local farming practices and developing a theory of genetic plant origins known as Vavilov Centres of Diversity still used in scientific circles He was gathering plant genetic material for his comprehensive seed bank in Leningrad the first in the world intended to stockpile seed to avert worldwide famine in case of any regional crop failures The seed bank suffered under the Siege of Leningrad in WWII while the Hermitage had all of its art treasures removed and protected elsewhere the seed bank was left to its own devices Stalin felt that the science being done there was elitist and not for the good of the people and he also held a personal grudge against Vavilov The scientists of the Department barricaded themselves inside the seed bank to protect it against the starving citizens of Leningrad with one of the researchers actually dying of starvation in the midst of all the seeds Vavilov himself was finally sent to a work camp by Stalin where he died of starvationGary Paul Nabhan retraces the wide ranging travels of Vavilov in order to measure the status of local agriculture and genetic diversity remaining in the areas Vavilov studied nearly a hundred years ago What he found was that in most places genetic diversity has diminished as agriculture has become top down governments and organizations trying to increase crop yields neglected traditional farming practices and acclimatized seeds and bought in to a Westernized scientific method of using genetically modified andor heavily pesticide reliant new crops He makes a strong case for the necessity of returning to old folkways in growing and marketing local food sourcesEach chapter of the book takes him to a different locale from North and South America to Ethiopia to Kazhakstan among many others It reads like an intriguing combination of biography and travel writing alongside the fascinating science behind biodiversity and its ties to cultural diversity Not only does he make a strong case for the necessity of crop diversity from the perspective of a secure world food supply he also makes an emotional appeal the beauty and the individuality of the many regions of the world he visits need agricultural security to remain distinct civilizations Consider this locale would we want to lose this forever The fragrance of the Kazakh forest was unlike any I have ever known for the pervasive smell of ripening and rotting apples and pears filled my nostrils At my feet russet reds blushing pinks vibrant roses and creamy yellows mottled the ground where wildlife had half consumed many of the fruit that make this forest so bountiful I had arrived in the place that was the ultimate source of the apples and pears I had eaten since childhood a place I had tried to imagine since I first read about these wild apple forests while still a student many years agoHe details the many ways humanity gets in our own way when it comes to sustaining our food supplies One of these things is war as he recognizes when he visits Lebanon where his family comes fromAnother way we imperil crop diversity is through meddling with plants from an economic corporate standpoint GMO corn has greatly affected Mexican crops including the original mother of all corn varities teosinte This is than an environmental problem it is a cultural one as indigenous groups identify their culture their spirituality with their original maize varietiesThis book is extremely readable fascinating locales heartbreaking biography and political machinations and some beautiful photos Reading it provides so much compelling scientific evidence of the ever increasing importance of being aware of just where our food comes from Highly recommendedFull review Down a Narrow Path years before Stalin jailed him as a scapegoat for the country’s famines Vavilov had traveled over five continents collecting hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity and guard against widespread hunger Now another remarkable scientist and vivid storyteller has retraced his footsteps   In Where Our Food Comes. I was interested in this book for two reasons both for its theme of agricultural biodiversity and for the part that Russian scientist Nikolay Vavilov plays in this story I was not disappointed Nabhan is an ethnobotanist conservationist farmer and a prolific author with many other titles I now want to read as well In this book he s decided he will follow in the footsteps of Vavilov and see how agricultural biodiversity has changed since Vavilov s world travels in the early 1900 sNikolay Vavilov was a Russian scientist with a massive case of wanderlust and a brilliant mind He was head of the Russian Department of Applied Botany and travelled around the world in the early Radical Reconstruction years of the last century researching seeds and local farming practices and developing a theory of genetic plant origins known as Vavilov Centres of Diversity still used in scientific circles He was gathering plant genetic material for his comprehensive seed bank in Leningrad the first in the world intended to stockpile seed to avert worldwide famine in case of any regional crop failures The seed bank suffered under the Siege of Leningrad in WWII while the Hermitage had all of its art treasures removed and protected elsewhere the seed bank was left to its own devices Stalin felt that the science being done there was elitist and not for the good of the people and he also held a personal grudge against Vavilov The scientists of the Department barricaded themselves inside the seed bank to protect it against the starving citizens of Leningrad with one of the researchers actually dying of starvation in the midst of all the seeds Vavilov himself was finally sent to a work camp by Stalin where he died of starvationGary Paul Nabhan retraces the wide ranging travels of Vavilov in order to measure the status of local agriculture and genetic diversity remaining in the areas Vavilov studied nearly a hundred Sweet Retribution Rydeville Elite #3 years ago What he found was that in most places genetic diversity has diminished as agriculture has become top down governments and organizations trying to increase crop The Analogy Book of Related Words Your Secret Shortcut to Power Writing yields neglected traditional farming practices and acclimatized seeds and bought in to a Westernized scientific method of using genetically modified andor heavily pesticide reliant new crops He makes a strong case for the necessity of returning to old folkways in growing and marketing local food sourcesEach chapter of the book takes him to a different locale from North and South America to Ethiopia to Kazhakstan among many others It reads like an intriguing combination of biography and travel writing alongside the fascinating science behind biodiversity and its ties to cultural diversity Not only does he make a strong case for the necessity of crop diversity from the perspective of a secure world food supply he also makes an emotional appeal the beauty and the individuality of the many regions of the world he visits need agricultural security to remain distinct civilizations Consider this locale would we want to lose this forever The fragrance of the Kazakh forest was unlike any I have ever known for the pervasive smell of ripening and rotting apples and pears filled my nostrils At my feet russet reds blushing pinks vibrant roses and creamy Akademie X: Lessons in Art Life yellows mottled the ground where wildlife had half consumed many of the fruit that make this forest so bountiful I had arrived in the place that was the ultimate source of the apples and pears I had eaten since childhood a place I had tried to imagine since I first read about these wild apple forests while still a student many Viata lui Ceausescu. 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