IDILLIC PICTURE OF FARMS, where different animals enjoy relative freedom (say, periodically graze in the wild), though it has not disappeared, but today it is found much less often than we would like. The modern scale and pace of meat production leaves her less and less space. Take, for example, population growth: if at the beginning of the 20th century the world population was only about one and a half billion, then by 1960 this figure had doubled, and by the end of the century reached six billion. Today, the UN Population Fund estimates that 7.6 billion people live in the world. Along with this figure, meat consumption also increased – from 70 million tons in the 60s to 330 million tons in 2017. The point, of course, is not only the increase in population, but also that over the past half century, meat production has fallen in price and more and more people perceive it not as an element of luxury, but as a completely Continue reading
In the POST-SOVIET SPACE AROUND SOUP a whole cult has arisen – many argue that without it a healthy diet would not exist. At the same time, they don’t specify which soup is meant, although they can radically vary in nutrient and energy content, not to mention texture and temperature. We understand when soups appeared, how they are useful and whether they really can prevent stomach ulcers.
Archaeologists claim that the first stew appeared in the diet of our ancestors about 20 thousand years ago – this was due to the invention of pottery. Then, in the Late Paleolithic, the climate on Earth was especially cold. During excavations in the Xianen Cave in Jiangxi Province, fragments of ceramic Continue reading