“Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future” (Little Brown, $27) by Rob Dunn examines our precarious dependence on various crops ranging from bananas to coffee – crops that may be just one bug or one virus away from being wiped out.
Dunn, an award-winning science writer and a professor in the Department of Applied Ecology at N.C. State University, covers wide-ranging topics such as the importance of seed banks, how we depend on corporations to keep ahead of pathogens that chase our crops (and why that’s a problem), why Henry Ford’s assembly line approach to nature threatens the world’s rubber trees, and much more.
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