The American Biology Teacher 1 May ; 82 5 : — Norman Ellstrand's informative book presents a detailed, and in places humorous, way of telling us how much of our food results from the sex acts of plants. As the title suggests, the author wants to educate while entertaining us by teaching us that many of our foods are the result of plants having sex. Sounds intriguing. He is specifically referring to fruits, seeds, and nuts as products of plant sex.
Sex on the kitchen table
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At the tips of our forks and on our dinner plates, a buffet of botanical dalliance awaits us. Sex and food are intimately intertwined, and this relationship is nowhere more evident than among the plants that sustain us. Ellstrand takes us on a vegetable-laced tour of this entire sexual adventure. Starting with the love apple otherwise known as the tomato as a platform for understanding the kaleidoscopic ways that plants can engage in sex, successive chapters explore the sex lives of a range of food crops, including bananas, avocados, and beets, finally ending with genetically engineered squash—a controversial, virus-resistant vegetable created by a process that involves the most ancient form of sex.
Sex on the Kitchen Table: The Romance of Plants and Your Food
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