History

Note: I recently ran across this article I wrote in 1998. I have intentionally not revised it and offer it now (2017) as an historical document that is much more relevant today than it should be. 20 years ago, genetically engineered food was a threat and, today, it still is, and continues to be a […]

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Virgil on March 8, 2011

Food has defined human development and evolution since Homo Habilus The single most important factor affecting development of human culture throughout prehistory and history (history being defined as what has occurred since written records have been kept, prior to that, we depend only on the archaeological record for our data) is food and how we […]

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Virgil on November 23, 2010

Ever wonder where the foods you like to eat originally came from? Have you ever wondered how our prehistoric ancestors coped with only the foods they had at hand? First they were hunter-gatherers, then came the development of agriculture that allowed for permanent settlements and the evolution of food plants from something most of us […]

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