the problem: we need variety Omnivore Omne in Latin means everything. The ‘vore’ comes from the Latin vordre, meaning to devour
the other problem: too much food French breadMinnesota wild rice Italian cheese Chilean grapesArgentinean wineCalifornia tomato sauceMexican bananasAfrican chocolateChilean coffee Idaho potatoes Australian lambThai noodlesFlorida orange juice Chinese riceMalay curryIndian chutney Canadian apples South Dakota beef Japanese fish Kansas grain Moroccan olive oilGeorgia peachesLebanese olives …
traditional cultures helped …
teeth helped Incisors are like tiny chisels, with sharp, flat ends. These teeth are used for cut and chop food. Next, your four canine teeth are pointy and also sharp. They help tear food. Eight premolars have a completely different shape. They are bigger, stronger, and have ridges – perfect for crushing and grinding food. Last, molars are the toughest of the bunch. They are even wider and stronger than premolars, and have more ridges. Molars work closely with your tongue to help swallow food.
taste helped Five taste centers allow us to determine which foods are enjoyable (sweet) and which might be harmful (bitter). Unfortunately, our permanent sweet tooth can lead to unhealthy choices.
global food system But today, we can import and buy food from almost anywhere. With little ‘culinary culture,’ how will we choose the best?
so... We eat the latest fad foods … or whatever ‘science’ says is best Organic Acai berry Low trans-fat Diet No sugar added Vitamins added