JANSEN~Jos – ‘SEEDS, on the origin of food crops’*


Author: Haring~Bas
Publisher: The Eriskay Connection, Breda
Year: 2014
Artist: JANSEN~Jos
ISBN: 9789492051011

112 p, ills colour & bw, 28 x 23 cm, hb, English
Condition: mint

(publisher information)
'Seeds' is about Darwin's natural selection and how it has been overtaken by high-tech plant breeding which in essence accelerates evolution. The book focuses on new food crops that are resistant to pests and diseases, and are bred to contribute significantly to our future food supply. This evokes quintessential questions. Who is actually in charge on this planet? Nature? Human beings? A god? Should humans stop interfering with evolution and go back to the authenticity of small-scale farms and city farming? Or rather, is it humanity's duty to steer evolution so that we can create enough food to feed the booming world population

Selected by De Volksrant (NL) as one of the best photobooks of 2014