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     March 29, 2018      #64-87 PB1
 
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Mango, kale, avocado and more in US can all be

Daniel Neman
Tribune News Service

 

The history of food in the United States can be divided into two periods: before David Fairchild and after David Fairchild.

Fairchild, who lived from 1869 to 1954, was a botanist and adventurer who traveled around the world at a time when few people ever left the country. He went to other countries, sometimes braving dangerous conditions to do so, to send back seeds and cuttings of plants, unknown on this continent, that he thought might be able to grow here and help the agriculture industry.

Before Fairchild set out on his mission, American agriculture ...

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