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Eating touches many old, old parts of our selves, so it's no surprise that stories abound in our diets. Still, I enjoyed this article.

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Comment by Lisa Kuntz on August 17, 2015 at 8:39am

Greg, thanks for posting this article!  It touches on aspects of the way we approach food that are rarely discussed.  Just skimming headlines is a good indicator of how we create simplistic and dramatic stories about food!  On the other hand, it's a complex topic.  Gluten, for example, appears to make me very sick, but what if investigations eventually show that it's more complicate than that?

 

 

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