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Botany of Desire




Michael Pollan’s excerpt describes the battle in the food industry between free market opinion, versus a governed one. In this passage he explains how regulations on growing common food items such as the potato came with extensive rules and regulations making it hard for, anyone to freely grow produce.He states that “the potatoes I would dig come September would be mine to sell or eat, but their genes would remain the intellectual property of Monsanto”. With such nonsensical barriers such as these more and more larger companies, are now experiencing nearly the same hardships as organic farmers. It will only be a matter of time before such barriers comes to our front doors, grocery stores, and gardens.