Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Your Call 052808 The Ethics of Fruit Hunting

Is the hunt for new flavors from the far corners of the globe ever going to be consistent with an ethical and sustainable diet? On the next Your Call we'll be joined by two authors who've chronicled the ethics, economics and aesthetics of fruit: Adam Gollner, author of "The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession," and Dan Koeppel, author of "Bananas!: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World." There a quarter million fruit-bearing species, and eighty thousand of them are edible. Yet most of the fruit you'll eat in your lifetime comes from only twenty crops. Monoculture is a bad idea, but is hunting for nature's best any better? It's Your Call with guest host Ben Temchine and you.

Dan Koeppel, well-known outdoors, nature, and adventure writer. He has written columns for the New York Times Magazine and Popular Science, as well as having written extensively in a variety of mountain biking periodicals.

Adam Leith Gollner has traveled around the globe to report on the fruit underworld. He's written for The New York Times, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and Good Magazine. The former editor of Vice Magazine, he is also a musician. The Fruit Hunters is his first book. He lives in Montreal and Los Angeles.

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