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Preferred foods (good to eat) are foods that have a more favorable balance of
practical benefits over costs than foods that are avoided (bad to eat). Even for an
omnivore it makes sense not to eat everything that one can digest. Some foods
An important point to bear in mind is that nutritional and ecological costs and
benefits are not always the same as monetary — "dollars-and-cents" — costs and
benefits. In market economies such as the United States, good to eat may mean ...
I shall not argue that avoidance represents an optimization of practical costs and
benefits, since I am not prepared to weigh the costs of dying prematurely with
xerophthalmia against the cost of dying prematurely without xerophthalmia.
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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 ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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