naturelover24 wrote:the movie was wrong, Chris actually died from starvation. in the book it says Chris ate the Why did John Krakauer and Sean Penn portray chris' death as being poisoned?
With the discovery by Clausen and Treadwell that wild potato seeds may be
repositories of swainsonine or some similarly toxic compound, a compelling case can be
made for these seeds having caused McCandless s death. If true, it means that
McCandless wasn't quite as reckless or incompetent as he has been made out to be. He
didn't carelessly confuse one species with another. The plant that poisoned him was not
known to be toxic—indeed, he'd been safely eating its roots for weeks.
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