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In the vein of Mark Kurlansky’s bestselling Salt and Cod, a gripping chronicle of the myth, mystery, and uncertain fate of the world’s most popular fruit. Hudson Street Press, Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. Item # ISBN: Paperback, very good, no jacket. Dan Koeppel, the author of Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World , says the international banana industry only has itself to.

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United Fruits and Standard Fruits were ruthless. In others parts of the world, bananas are what keep millions of people alive.

Contents And God Created the Banana. Something also important to note with this book is that its information has aged in the 11 years since it has dzn published.

I found this book to be brimming with engaging facts, but I do recognize that this book will only be enjoyed if you already are interested in the fruit. This book covers the history — and future! However, there were a few problems. The most alarming thing I learned was that the type ran we now have – the Cavendish – there are over types of bananas could be completely wiped out if Panama disease not from Panama migrates to the Americas.

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Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World by Dan Koeppel

In the section after Zemurray, the book talks about a famous song about bananas in the s another weird chapter transitionbut the author goes on a tangent to talk about different popular music at the time made by the same record label. Looking for More Great Reads?

Fuck you, banana book. And there is some softness in the translations of ancient writings. As a result, there is controversy to discuss, since a savior for the banana may come in the form of genetically modified organisms GMOs.

The chapters are linked very loose in chronology and switch topics left and right, leaving the reader confused.

Fast-paced and highly entertaining, Banana takes us from jungle to supermarket, from corporate boardrooms to kitchen tables around the world. I had no idea that beforeAmericans didn’t eat bananas at all. This was like reading a freaking textbook. View all 7 comments.

The last 16 pages were a timeline that went over it dam again. Sure, this book gives a lot of information about bananas, but what makes that impressive is how he connects that knowledge with history. Then bananas exploded on the scene faster than Gangnam-style. In others parts of the world, bananas are what keep millions of people alive. Dec 27, Pages.

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Please provide an email address. He has written columns for The New York Times Magazine and Popular Scienceas well as koep;el written extensively in a variety of mountain biking periodicals.

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The taste was good enough most say it wasn’t quite as good, although a few disagreeit was shippable but not quite as sturdy as the Big Mikeand most importantly, it was resistant to Panama disease. Surprisingly readable, informative, and entertaining.

The most alarming thing I learned was that the type banana we no This book was full of interesting facts about the history of the banana.

For example, bananas are cloned when farmed instead of reproduced, making it hard to breed a new banana. That’s hugely bad for banana stalks.

Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

Koeppel even traces the linguistic trail of the banana as it made its way around the world, noting similarities in local names for the fruit in diverse languages. View all 4 comments. Dan organizes the two-day event known as bigparadeLA. The koeppell is actually a difficult to fight fusarium fungus.