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History Talk: Food for Thought - Diet in History


How and what we eat defines who we are. Food is both everywhere and nowhere, so normal that we rarely consider how radically the production and consumption of food have shaped not only human culture but the environment as well (and how radically the production of food has changed over time). Sample a little food history with historians Chris OtterHelen Veit, and Sam White, who reveal that what we shove into our mouths has shaped our cultures, our bodies, and our planet.

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