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A Movable Feast: Ten Millennia of Food Globalization by ProQuest


Twenty-seven chapters, arranged in loose chronological fashion, describe our obsession with finding, producing, and securing food supplies from our days as a hunter-gatherer society to the present world of fast food, soaring obesity rates, and genetically modified foods. It is estimated that an average of 250,000 metric tons of cod were shipped from Newfoundland to Europe each year since the late seventeenth century to satisfy the insatiable demand for fish that could not be met by yields from traditional fishing regions such as the North Sea, the English Channel, and the Bay of Biscay.

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