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What’s on Your Plate?

 

Thank a Plant Explorer Kale, hops, mangos, avocados, peaches and plums – and thousands upon thousands of other food and useful plants – made their way to this country over a century ago because of David Fairchild. He even brought the famed cherry blossom trees...

 

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....to Washington, D.C. from Japan, despite an initial disastrous effort. It’s all in Daniel Stone’s new book, The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats. We talk with Stone and Fairchild’s granddaughter, Helene Pancoast, who shares recollections of growing up with a legend who

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