Wilson Popenoe

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Wilson Popenoe (March 9, 1892 – 1975) son of Fred O. Popenoe and brother of Paul Popenoe, was a United States Department of Agriculture employee and plant explorer. From 1916 to 1924 Popenoe explored Latin America to look for new strains of avocados. He reported his adventures to the National Geographic Society. He became the chief agronomist of the United Fruit Company.[1]


  1. ^ Belasco, Warren and Philip Scranton (2006). Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies. Routledge. pp. 136–137. ISBN 0-415-93077-4. 

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