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The Fruit Hunters - A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession

Adam Leith Gollner

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Tasty, lethal, hallucinogenic, and medicinal-fruits have led nations into wars, fueled dictatorships, and even lured us into new worlds. Adam Leith Gollner weaves business, science, and travel into a riveting narrative about one of earth's most desired foods. Listeners will discover why it is that although countless exotic fruits exist in nature, only several dozen varieties are available in supermarkets. Gollner explores the political machinations of multinational fruit corporations, exposing the hidden alliances between agribusiness and government and what that means for public health. He traces the life of mass-produced fruits-how they are created, grown, and marketed-and he explores the underworld of fruits that are inaccessible, ignored, and even forbidden in the Western world. Gollner draws readers into a Willy Wonka-like world with mangoes that taste like piña coladas, orange cloudberries, peanut butter fruits, and the miracle fruit that turns everything sour sweet, making lemons taste like lemonade. Peopled with a varied and bizarre cast of characters-from smugglers to explorers to inventors-this extraordinary book unveils the hidden universe of fruit.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

11h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:52


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

45:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

46:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:49