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Latest edition: Amanda Harris, Author "Fruits of Eden"

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 15, 2015.

First aired: June 29, 2015.

At the end of the 19th century, the diet of most Americans was bland and brown: they didn't eat oranges, bananas, avocados or even tomatoes. Amanda Harris, author of "Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America's Plant Hunters" tells the little-known story of those adventurers, sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, who traveled the world scouting for fruits, vegetables, grains to enhance the American diet.

Guest List

Amanda Harris Author, "Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and Americaq's Plant Hunters"