The Addictive Origins of Agriculture (Ep 3)

In this episode of A Worldview Apart Eric explores the origins of agriculture. In particular he talks about a controversial theory that states that ancient people’s adoption of agriculture, including the cultivation of cereal grains and the herding of mammals for their milk, was driven by the pursuit of opioid chemicals found in these foods. He links the addictive qualities of these opioid compounds to food addictions, and to social acceptance of the many negative impacts associated with agriculture.


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