August 22, 2007 - 0 Comments

[on the pollination of figs, as discovered by the Department of Agriculture]
"There contributes to this miracle a little insect which gives up its life, a scientist who ferreted out this strange secret of nature, and a benevolent government that takes infinite pains to render service to its citizens to the end that they may live more happily and in the enjoyment of always more and more of the fruits of the earth."

-- William DuPuy, Our Insect Friends and Foes, 1925.


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