Category Archives: Pollan

Comparison ; Coming home Detroit, She being Brand


“she being Brand” this poem was a sexual fantasy of car, the author brings you very in-depth of how the character describes his fantasy within metaphors, he uses phrases such as,  ” I went right to it flooded-to the carburetor cranked her.I touched the accelerator and give her the juice, good.” The desires he as are as if the car is a female and he references these thoughts towards a car, he loves and adores.

In the poem  “Coming Home, Detroit”

He uses metaphors like ” A winter Tuesday, the city pouring fire. We burn this city everyday.”

The both depict a feeling of some sort, the passion/love for the car and the feeling of coming back home to a location that has changed dramatically. Metaphors allow you to understand the important of these topics. Detroit had been messed up and the man had really fantasized the car as if it were a women.

The Botany of Desire

The article is talking about the issues of growing potatoes. The way companies grow potatoes using chemicals and many bad components that are not healthy for the human consumption. To solve this problem they want to start using less chemicals, they want to grow them more naturally. Also this new way to grow potatoes would be less expensive compared to the one that uses many chemicals.

The image I have in mind is having a potato that was grown with fertilizes and chemicals next to a one that was grown locally with no chemicals. Also having the potatoes with some roots growing out of it. I think this would work because I don’t think potatoes that were grown with chemicals are able to grow roots like the one that are grown with out chemicals.


The article is basically about how only Monsanto has the rights to mass produce potatoes because they own the rights to that strain and any tampering or regrowth of the potatoes is actually illegal to do so other farmers cant have there own kind of potatoes making Monsanto potatoes a monopoly.

I was thinking that maybe have a potato on a conveyer belt like as if its being cloned rather than grown leaving out the diversity because no diversity is usually not a good thing, thats where i’m at right now.


To summarize this article, it basically states that Monsanto is aiming to control the agricultural industry. Currently farmers can plant only one generation of potatoes and not replant it because that would break the potato genes in production. Monsanto, instead of trying to go the organic route is going down the route of Genetic engineering and is trying to monopolize it by preventing anyone else from reproducing their method.

Certain image that come to mind would be a moldy potato that looks likes its dying. Another idea would be newborn plants in the foreground and the potato in the background.