Essay The Botany Of Desire By Michael Pollan

1463 Words Jul 9th, 2015 6 Pages
Most of us never think about the food we eat. How is it made? Where does it come from? What exactly is in it? Is it safe to eat? Sometimes the best answer to those questions is no answer at all. Some of us may not even care, some will. It’s all about the perspective of the person. No answer is wrong. In the book The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan writes about a potato called the NewLeaf. The NewLeaf potato isn’t like any other kind of ordinary potato. It’s a genetically engineered potato that we humans have created ourselves. We defied and ignored part of Mother Nature’s purpose, and began our own practice of growing plants that fit our liking. Except, it doesn’t fit everyone’s liking in this world. Though it may be easier, more efficient, and even more ideal in today’s world, not everyone agrees with the practice. People have their doubts, they question if it’s really that healthy for us, or if it’s even that practical or needed. Many people like to stick to everything that is organic and not touched or modified by humans in any way, and that’s fine. Everyone has their own opinion and thoughts about certain things. In a sense, you have to think about how our world is going at the moment. We humans have been destroying the Earth with our waste and pollution causing some parts to be non-habitable by any type of life. Even though we have been creating such a problem for this Earth we have also been innovative, transforming, and exceling in the realms of science and…

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