By Gary Paul Nabhan
In the place Our nutrition Comes From, Gary Paul Nabhan weaves jointly Vavilov’s awesome tale along with his personal expeditions to Earth’s richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that have a tendency them. Retracing Vavilov’s course from Mexico and the Colombian Amazon to the glaciers of the Pamirs in Tajikistan, he attracts a colourful portrait of alterations that experience happened for the reason that Vavilov’s time and why they matter.
In his travels, Nabhan indicates how weather switch, unfastened exchange regulations, genetic engineering, and lack of conventional wisdom are threatening our nutrients provide. via discussions with neighborhood farmers, visits to neighborhood outdoors markets, and comparability of his personal observations in 11 international locations to these recorded in Vavilov’s journals and photographs, Nabhan unearths simply how a lot range has
already been misplaced. yet he additionally exhibits what resilient farmers and scientists in lots of areas are doing to save lots of the rest dwelling riches of our world.
it's a merciless irony that Vavilov, a guy who spent his existence operating to foster nutrients, eventually died from loss of it. In telling his tale, the place Our foodstuff Comes From brings to lifestyles the complicated relationships between tradition, politics, the land, and the way forward for the world’s food.
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