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The Story of Seeds

From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World

by Nancy Castaldo

eBook

Something as small as a seed can have a worldwide impact. Did you know there are top-secret seed vaults hidden throughout the world? And once a seed disappears, that's it—it's gone forever? With the growth of genetically modified foods, the use of many seeds is dwindling—of 80,000 edible plants, only about 150 are being cultivated. With a global cast of men and women, scientists and laypeople, and photographic documentation, Nancy Castaldo chronicles where our food comes from, and more importantly, where it is going as she digs deeper into the importance of seeds in our world. This empowering book also calls young adult readers to action with suggestions as to how they can preserve the variety of one of our most valuable food sources through simple everyday actions. Readers of Michael Pollen will enjoy the depth and fascinatingly intricate social economy of seeds.


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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 23, 2016

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780544320253
  • File size: 98531 KB
  • Release date: February 23, 2016

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780544320253
  • File size: 98531 KB
  • Release date: February 23, 2016


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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:7.6
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:6

Something as small as a seed can have a worldwide impact. Did you know there are top-secret seed vaults hidden throughout the world? And once a seed disappears, that's it—it's gone forever? With the growth of genetically modified foods, the use of many seeds is dwindling—of 80,000 edible plants, only about 150 are being cultivated. With a global cast of men and women, scientists and laypeople, and photographic documentation, Nancy Castaldo chronicles where our food comes from, and more importantly, where it is going as she digs deeper into the importance of seeds in our world. This empowering book also calls young adult readers to action with suggestions as to how they can preserve the variety of one of our most valuable food sources through simple everyday actions. Readers of Michael Pollen will enjoy the depth and fascinatingly intricate social economy of seeds.


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