Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Reading Notes: Sensitive chilli plants

From " Chilli and Cheese: Food and Society in Bhutan" by Kunzang Choden

"Our understanding of the sensitivity of plants and our environment was once profound: I recall how forty years ago people from Bumthang who had gone gleaning to Lhuentse District  were not allowed to go into gardens because the unfamiliar presence of new people with alien smells of chemicals like soap and face creams had an adverse effect on chilli plants."

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