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The disease is called xerophthalmia (pronounced zeer-ahf-thal- meea), literally, "
drying of the eye." Between four hundred thousand and five hundred thousand
preschool-age children in Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines ...
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.
Indeed, studies carried out in Indonesia show that "leafy vegetables rich in beta-
carotene were already consumed on a regular basis by families with and without
xerophthalmia." If anything, the poorer the family, the more greens they eat and ...
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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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