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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 ...
Let me pause at this point to make some preliminary estimates of the costs and
benefits of warfare cannibalism. If we regard warfare as a form of hunting
organized to obtain meat, the costs far exceed the benefits. Humans are big
animals, but ...
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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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