For most people across the world, life is getting better but diets are getting worse. This is the bittersweet dilemma of eating in our times. Our free and comfortable lifestyles are undermined by the fact that our food is killing us, not through lack of it but through its abundance – a hollow kind of abundance.
At no point in history have edible items been so easy to obtain. Yet, where humans used to live in fear
of disease, now the leading cause of mortality worldwide is diet. Most of our problems with eating stem from the fact that we have not yet adapted to the new realities of plenty, either biologically or psychologically.
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