The Botany of Desire Topics for Discussion

Michael Pollan
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What is your favorite kind of apple? Have you ever eaten fruit from any of the atypical cultivars mentioned in the text? Would you like to try a Newtown Pippin? What does the term "sweetness" mean to you?

Do you find tulips beautiful? Do you prefer monochromatic tulips or "broken" tulips? After reading the book, would you consider adding more tulips to your garden? Can you define what is meant by "beautiful?"

The book suggests that the "war" on marijuana has caused massive erosion of American civil liberties. Do you agree with this assertion? Do you think that marijuana use should be legalized? Discuss.

Have you ever eaten a blue or an orange potato? Would you like to—or do you prefer to stick with the Russet Burbank? Do you think that the Russet Burbank would be a popular potato in the Andean...

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