Dietary Timeline

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"Although hunger in a world of plenty is a tale as old as time, the contrast has seldom been demonstrated more graphically than it was in 1985. While the American administration sent $500 million to help save the lives of the wasted skeletons of Ethiopia, Americans themselves spent $5,000 million on trying to lose weight

Coveney, J. (2000) Food, Morals and Meaning. The pleasure and anxiety of eating. Routledge.