Friday, July 3, 2015
From The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History, by Thor Hanson
CANOLA or RAPE SEED
"Like 'coconut water,' the name 'canola' is a savvy branding invention. No one, presumably, felt very optimistic about a product called 'rape oil.'"
From Chapter 3, Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut