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Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilovs Quest to End Famine

by Gary Paul Nabhan
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The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the first to recognize this fact, the great botanist Nikolay Vavilov, lay dying of starvation in a Soviet prison. But in the years before Stalin jailed him as a scapegoat for the country�s famines, Vavilov had traveled over five continents, collecting hundreds of thousands o