The vast and incestuous family of kale | Day 73

When a plant is domesticated over years and years of painstaking selection, what you eventually get is a cultivated variety of the wild species. Hence the usual carrots are bright orange as opposed to their pale and mildly toxic wild relatives. Similarly the wild ancestor of maize used to have the tiniest seed grains instead … Continue reading The vast and incestuous family of kale | Day 73