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From the Publisher"Spanning the diverse fields of nutrition ecology, anthropology, biochemistry, and physiology, this three-part, well-written examination of the public health implications of the rapidly changing human diet is filled with carefully documented arguments that invite critical thought. Recommended."
A. P. Boyar, CUNY Herbert H. Lehman College, for Choice
"… this book brings together a wide range of issues and highlights how contemporary human nutrition is embedded in the contexts of our primate heritage, our hominin ancestry, and our inter-twined histories and modes of social organization. In this way, the book is successful in its aim of going beyond the conventional assumption that modern diets can damage health because our biology remains adapted to a somewhat nebulous 'paleo-diet'."
Jonathan Wells, Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, Institute of Child Health, for the American Journal of Human Biology
"This is an extremely eclectic book that covers the evolutionary background, medical effects, and sociopolitical context of our food."
Grant A. Rutledge and Michael R. Rose, The Quarterly Review of Biology