Podcast Episode 106: The Evolution of Fruit


An interview with James Kennedy


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James Kennedy

James Kennedy

In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Australian high school chemistry teacher James Kennedy tells us how fruits have evolved over time. He tells us the story of his infographics about the evolution of food that have gone viral on the internet.

  • Check out James’ blog
  • James got the idea for his infographics after working on David McCandless‘ book, [easyazon_link asin=”0062188224″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tasttrek-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Knowledge Is Beautiful: Impossible Ideas, Invisible Patterns, Hidden Connections–Visualized[/easyazon_link]
  • Learn about the evolution of watermelon, corn, and peaches.
  • Bruce Ames tested the toxicity of artificial and natural compounds using the Ames Test.
  • You should read Jarred Diamond’s [easyazon_link asin=”0393317552″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tasttrek-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies[/easyazon_link]

 

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Food for Thought:

  • Q: What is the most popular foreign cuisine in Britain?
  • A: Indian food.

 

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Out of the Frying Pan:

 

 

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