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I began this puzzle by saying that pigs are the most efficient mammalian
converters of plant foods into animal flesh, but I neglected to say what kinds of
plant foods. Feed them on wheat, maize, potatoes, soybeans, or anything low in
Here, then, is the explanation for the pig's love of wallowing in mud. By wallowing
, it dissipates heat both by evaporation from its skin and by conduction through
the cool ground. Experiments show that the cooling effect of mud is superior to ...
velopment of a traditional aversion to pig meat as an unknown and alien food.
But why was this tradition preserved and strengthened by being written down as
God's law long after the Israelites had become settled farmers? The answer as I ...
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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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