Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture
Simon and Schuster, 1985 - 289 páginas
The anthropologist/author takes on some of the major food riddles, including cannibalism, to reveal why a culture accepts or spurns specific foods
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This is because it costs much more to raise animals for food than to raise plants
for food . Expressed in energy terms , it takes nine additional calories to provide
one calorie for human consumption when grain is converted into animal flesh .
Their diet would already be so bulky that to derive additional proteins from grains
or a combination of grains and legumes they would have to eat nonstop meals
and stuff themselves beyond the point of satiety . Meat , fish , fowl , and dairy ...
In addition , the intestinal flora of habituated milk drinkers may differ from those of
nonhabituated milk drinkers , with the result that ... After discovery of the
biological basis of milk intolerance , medical researchers rushed to identify
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Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Leer comentario completo
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