Saturday, August 21, 2010

The cooking ape...

I have long tired of the producer conceit that we "feed the world".  See this week's USFR commentary, for example.  Along with that self-congratulatory attitude comes a feeling of outrage about what portion of the food dollar ends up in farmer pockets.

It turns out we are probably getting what we deserve, because our species is not about raw food.

It's about cooking and fire.

Harvard Thinks Big 2010 - Richard Wrangham - 'Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human' from HTB2 on Vimeo.

[While this effort by Harvard University is commendable, if they can't come closer to TED, they need to seriously re-examine their IT department. The audio is terrible and the slides are indecipherable.]

[via dailydish]

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