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Food For Thought Book Club Meeting

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

We begin in the Garden of Eden—examining scholars’ belief that Eve’s “apple” was actually a banana— and travel to early-twentieth-century Central America, where aptly named “banana republics” rose and fell over the crop, while the companies now known as Chiquita and Dole conquered the marketplace. Koeppel then chronicles the banana’s path to the present, ultimately—and most alarmingly—taking us to banana plantations across the globe that are being destroyed by a fast-moving blight, with no cure in sight—and to the high-tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in test tubes, in a race to save the world’s most beloved fruit.

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Date:
October 22
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Anna Kestell
Phone:
(509) 477-2195
Email:
akestell@spokanecounty.org

Venue

WSU Spokane County Extension
222 North Havana Street, Spokane, WA 99202, USA
Spokane, Washington 99202 United States
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Phone:
(509) 477-2195
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