[PDF] ✓ Unlimited ✓ The Story of Seeds: From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World : by Nancy Castaldo ↠

By Nancy Castaldo | Comments: ( 347 ) | Date: ( Nov 12, 2019 )

Something as small as a seed can have a worldwide impact Did you know there are top secret seed vaults hidden throughout the world And once a seed disappears, that s it it s gone forever With the growth of genetically modified foods, the use of many seeds is dwindling of 80,000 edible plants, only about 150 are being cultivated With a global cast of men and women, scieSomething as small as a seed can have a worldwide impact Did you know there are top secret seed vaults hidden throughout the world And once a seed disappears, that s it it s gone forever With the growth of genetically modified foods, the use of many seeds is dwindling of 80,000 edible plants, only about 150 are being cultivated With a global cast of men and women, scientists and laypeople, and photographic documentation, Nancy Castaldo chronicles where our food comes from, and where it is going as she digs deeper into the importance of seeds in our world.


  • Title: The Story of Seeds: From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World
  • Author: Nancy Castaldo
  • ISBN: 9780544320239
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Nancy Castaldo

Nancy Castaldo Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Story of Seeds: From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World book, this is one of the most wanted Nancy Castaldo author readers around the world.



Comments The Story of Seeds: From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World

  • Laurisa Reyes

    One of the most important books for young readers written in years. Not only was every page compelling and chock full of eye-opening details and information, but The Story of Seeds moved me to action. Every student, parent, and teacher ought to read this book--and then follow Castaldo's call to action. - Laurisa Reyes, Editor-in-Chief of Middle Shelf Magazine


  • Kimberly Sabatini

    The Story Of Seeds was a fascinating and inspirational read, unlocking the past while also giving us a glimpse into the future of our food. This easy to read text was loaded with unsung heroes, easily digestible information, passion, hope and a plan for the future. This should be a staple in all middle school and high school libraries.


  • Nancy

    I found this book a compelling read. In the whole scheme of things, seed banks are probably much more important than "money" banks. My personal opinion is that this book and the science fiction book, The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, should go hand in hand.


  • Jen Naughton

    I picked up this book from my pile of Cybils nominees thinking it would improve my mood after reading several books about World War II in a row. It did and it didn't. I had no idea how the seeds of plants are being stolen, destroyed and otherwise taken from the scientists that are trying to save them. It was both fascinating and horrifying to read the accounts of the "Seed Warriors". No matter how you feel about GMO seeds you can't help but feel a sense of urgency after reading this.Homeschool n [...]


  • Brenda

    Having read several pre-release reviews of this book, I gladly came across it at the library the other day. What an important little book about seeds in general and the biodiversity that is in our world. The author examines how this diversity has been and continues to be lost, and also profiles a few of the people who are trying to preserve the rapid diminishing of genetic diversity, especially in our food crops. She also gives ideas of how each person can do something to help. No matter what yo [...]


  • Tracy

    I am a want to be gardener, I like the idea of growing my own food, but really can grow zuchinni and flowers. This book contains a lot of information about people who are trying to preserve the genetic information that plants have. It does not look favorably on genetic engineering. I am not sure if the author is against the idea of genetic engineering or the fact that the companies who are doing the engineering are exploiting the people who are using the seeds that have been genetically engineer [...]


  • Mary

    This was an interesting read, and a great introduction to the topic of seeds, crops and global farming practices. It would have been 5 stars for me, but I felt like there should have been more information and examples used in the book, or at least more of an in-depth discussion about the topics highlighted (biopiracy, GMO's, crop diversity, etc.) There were enough snippets of information to be compelling and enough to interest me in looking into the topic more on my own; I just would have liked [...]


  • Tammy Mannarino

    I'm not sure how they decided that this book was for "Young Readers" because it was plenty detailed and complex. Perhaps it was the inclusion of many pictures (which are awesome). I learned a great deal from this book about the existence and history of seed banks and people who lost their lives protecting them. I've previously read about the legal issues surrounding GMOs (copyrights and cross pollination) but this goes into some of the international impacts (e.g. Suicide rate of farmers in India [...]


  • Lynne

    A pleasant excursion into the stories behind the little packages of life we depend on, called seeds. It's a great way to introduce younger readers (or the uninitiated adult reader) to seeds. It includes brief stories about the importance of seeds to humanity, and includes many aspects of developing new varieties of seed, long-term storage in high-tech seed banks, the differences between traditional seed selection and genetically modified seed (GMO), and some of the people who deserve to be known [...]


  • Suzanne Artis

    What an informative book! There is a seed crisis across the globe and seed warriors have been stepping up for decades to preserve seeds, some losing their lives to do so. Great explanations of genetic modification and other agricultural terms, while outlining practical ways to become a seed activist. Extremely enlightening and inspiring.


  • Madeline

    Great overview of principles and practices of seed saving/seed banks appropriate for middle grade-adult readers. I'll recommend it to high school gardeners and history buffs, as well as adults looking to learn a bit more.


  • Edward Sullivan

    Great information engagingly presented in a compact book appealingly designed and illustrated.


  • Iris

    Interesting introduction to the topic. I wish it had included more of the science involved. But the book did make me want to go out and buy seeds to plant a garden of my own.


  • Carrie

    This is a beautiful book full of color photos, but more importantly, colorful accounts of "seed warriors" around the world who are intent on preserving the purity of the world's seed population for the future of our food source. In clear language and careful explanation and definition, Castaldo uses this book as an educational platform for kids -- it's a juvenile nonfiction book -- though certainly relevant and informative for adults. There is a lot of history here, as well as global economics a [...]


  • Linda Owen

    More about plant diversity and the danger posed to our food crops because of the loss of plants and seeds. There are shout-outs to people all around the world saving and storing seeds, others saving and sharing seeds -- who knew some libraries shared seeds? Resources at the end. Timely and terrifying.


  • Joan

    I sometimes like the short books better because they are more precise. I feel like I should know some of the stuff on Mendel, but it was cool hearing about a Russian who started such an intensive seed bank during WWII, that people died defending the seed bank. I need to learn more about seed banks, as I saw a movie this year that featured them.


  • Esther

    Fascinating! I need to preserve my mother and grandmother's pickling cucumber seeds!


  • Sue Poduska

    Timely, informative, and very readable


  • Dana Davis-avants

    Seeds are important to sustaining our worldwide food supply. This book opens the eyes of the reader. Castaldo brings to light the importance of seeds to the survival of people on earth. Some devastating facts that she offers should be a call to action for readers – “Some 75 percent of plant genetic diversity has been lost since the 1900’s… Only 150 plant species are being grown for sale of the 12,000 plant species used for human food…Eight grains are traded throughout the world and ric [...]


  • Nancy

    It's a treat to read your book when it actually is released into the world. By the time a book comes out there has been sufficient time to look at it again with fresh eyes, and usually we authors are writing another. I hope readers find it engaging, informative, and empowering. Seed on!


  • Karen

    What a fascinating read! I learned about things I knew nothing about, including the extinction of some seeds. It made me think twice (okay, more) about the world of seeds, seedlings, plants, and man's influence on all of them.


  • Sue

    A fascinating read for any age.


  • Cindy Dobrez

    It might be a small package (like a seed) but this book is full of fascinating information about the seed and how our lives are ruled by itd threatened by the precarious standing of this tiny, but mighty holder of life. Seed banks, GMOs, important scientists in seed research, and much more.


  • Magdalena Rahn

    Inspiring, encouraging and digestible young-adult book about seeds, biodiversity and what we can do to help. I appreciated the positive, non-fatalistic POV.


  • Great Books

    The world's seeds are in crisis! Learn how crop diversity, GMOs, biopiracy, and seed diversity affect the food on your plate, and how to get involved in saving the planet's seeds. Reviewer 20.


  • Barefoot Danger

    Not really a history, as it seems to want to be, more a discussion of the politics of seeds. Occasionally seems one-sided (especially about GMOs).


  • PWRL

    SM


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Name *
Email *
Website
  • [PDF] ✓ Unlimited ✓ The Story of Seeds: From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World : by Nancy Castaldo ↠
    399 Nancy Castaldo
  • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ✓ Unlimited ✓ The Story of Seeds: From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World : by Nancy Castaldo ↠
    Posted by:Nancy Castaldo
    Published :2019-08-05T18:37:14+00:00