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Eventually the trichinosis theory of pork avoidance fell out of favor largely on the
grounds that a medical discovery made in the nineteenth century could not have
been known thousands of years ago. But that is not the part of the theory that ...
The way to safeguard against trichinosis was not to taboo pork but to taboo
undercooked pork. A simple advisory against undercooking pork would have
sufficed: "Flesh of swine thou shalt not eat until the pink has been cooked from it.
More important perhaps was that pork had to be cooked longer than beef
because of the danger of trichinosis. Incredible as it may seem, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture does not inspect pork for trichinosis. The only way to
detect trichinella ...
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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 ... 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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