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Setting out to examine how food played a determining role in the way in which creatures developed, this book goes on to explore how nutrition is now shaping the future of life on earth. It points to the links between poor nutrition and modern degenerative diseases and aims to show how European ignorance of African ecology led to the destruction of natural ecosystems and thSetting out to examine how food played a determining role in the way in which creatures developed, this book goes on to explore how nutrition is now shaping the future of life on earth. It points to the links between poor nutrition and modern degenerative diseases and aims to show how European ignorance of African ecology led to the destruction of natural ecosystems and the introduction of inappropriate European farming methods to colonial Africa, and in turn to the famines of the 20th century. The book also deals with the effect of farming methods on the physiology of man's food animals....

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ISBN : 9780749306687
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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  • Sean Grey
    2019-04-21 13:45

    A brilliant rethinking of evolution that places natural selection as just one part of a 5 stage process, focusing on the availability of nutrients as the determining factor for the development of life - including my new favorite omega 3 fatty acid - docosahexaenoic acid. Kind of a precursor to the Paleo movement with some tweaks - i. e. seafood is good. Some of the conclusions seems to reach a little too much - land species going back into the ocean, dolphins once had hands - but there is fascinating evidence suggesting these things and as shown in the book there is much more to evolution than just the struggle to survive. Many of these phenomenon that cannot be explained alone by 'survival of the fittest' are deciphered through the lens of nutrition and organic chemistry.