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Monday, December 17, 2012

An age-old link between food technology and health: Commentary

The following information comes from the director of the Optimal Weight for Life Program at Boston Children's Hospital, Dr. David Ludwig and is published in the latest issue of the magazine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). 
In this article, Dr. Ludwig makes the point that the acceptance of new food technologies has greatly affected the connection for health and human nutrition from as far back as two million years ago with the development of stone tools and also grain cultivation that occurred about 12,000 BCE.
He goes on to discuss the importance of food processing and how it has been such a fundamental part of human culture and will continue to do so as the world' population increases.

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