From hunter gatherers and agrarian societies to colonialism and corporate conglomerates, the need to eat has played a pivotal role in shaping our evolution. It has driven human history and shaped our past. But is the instinct that helped our ancestors survive being manipulated today? Is our food being deliberately designed and marketed to be more addictive? Also, simple rituals and slowing down may help us better connect with our food, ourselves, and nature.
Food: The history, addiction, and ritual
From this Episode:
How eating has shaped our past and defines our future, according to Mark Bittman
Food has played an important role in human history and evolution. By eating more and higher quality calories, our brains grew larger and we became more clever and thoughtful...