Running head: BOTANY OF DESIRE
Botany of Desire
BOTANY OF DESIRE
American society, until 1900, grew apples to make cider. Every year, American society
made thousands of cider gallons. Ideally, cider was an alcohol gift brought to the frontier. The
people in rural areas used cider in various ways, including beer, wine, tea, coffee, juice, and
water. The use of apples to make cider changed when Women’s Christian Temperance Union
declared war on cider. The public campaigns by the apple industry led to the discovery of apples
as a way of improving wholesomeness and health (Pollan, 2001). Apples were consumed as
cider, fruit flesh, or cyanide made from seeds.
Apples had to compete with various kinds of sugary snacks food sold in the supermarket.
This is because the easy sweetness culture fr...
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