One Potato (Hardcover)

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There is a surprising amount going on for a book that is, ostensibly, about potatoes.  There's casual (and not-so-casual) racism, genetic diversity, corporate greed, questions of food insecurity and food policy and how they're intertwined.  All of these potato-based topics are couched (pun very much intended) in terms of an engaging thriller as we follow the somewhat hapless Eddie Morales, a processed food scientist.  He is sent unceremoniously into an unstable country to assure the locals that the genetically modified potato his company is trialing there has nothing to do with the recent appearance of genetic abnormalities in several children.  While this is true, Eddie unearths a good deal more than he bargained for in the process of proving this.

- Caitlin

— From Staff Favorites Winter 2023


An awkward but well-intentioned food scientist is forced to walk a crooked line between nature and technology when he is dispatched to South America to investigate his company's possible role in a mysterious medical crisis involving genetically modified potatoes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684427833
ISBN-10: 1684427835
Publisher: Keylight Books
Publication Date: April 26th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English