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Before long, many farmers discovered that when pigs were fed on corn for a
month or so before slaughter, their flesh firmed and they gained weight rapidly.
By 1700 "finishing" hogs on corn had become an established commercial
As the farming frontier moved across the Alleghenies into the Midwest, the center
of pig, cattle, and corn production moved with it. Soils and climate were ideal for
corn. Farmers in the Ohio Valley could easily harvest more than they could sell, ...
The cattle ate stores of corn sold along the trail; the pigs followed behind, feeding
on the cattle dung which contained much undigested corn residue. Which meat
was preferred, beef or pork? During late Colonial times and the early nineteenth
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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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