Today’s Animals Are MORE Similar to the Animals We Used to Eat, Compared to the Plants That We Eat Today
Meat has been meat for two million years, so as far back as humans go, or even arguably longer. If we compare that to other foods that we eat right now, if we look at even some of the hybridized fruit that we have, it resembles nothing like it would’ve been even 10,000 years ago or even 2,000 years ago. Most vegetables today, even broccoli, weren’t even introduced in the United States until around 1920, and people believe that we’ve been eating it for millennia, but we haven’t!
But clearly we’ve been eating meat, unless those caves and UNESCO and all the other fossil records are graffiti, which I don’t think they were. Those in my view could’ve been a menu! Like a restaurant with a menu!
The animals that we’re eating today are much more similar to the animals we would’ve eaten back then, compared to the plants we’re eating today.
Most of the plants that we have in the grocery store are hybridized, genetically engineered or have been bred in a certain way to be bigger and sweeter in terms of fruits or more edible. Many of the foods we eat now were never available to us even 50,000-75,000 years ago.
You couldn’t just walk in the forest and grab a leaf or a fruit, nothing was available! Occasional tubers and seasonal small fruits, which were nothing like we see today. Plants are very different now than they used to be.
Source: Baker, Shawn, guest. Saladino, Paul, guest. “Part 47 – The Great Meat Debate w/ Mark Sisson, Dr. Paul Saladino, & Dr. Shawn Baker” Peak Human, 18 July 2019. https://www.peak-human.com/home/the-great-meat-debate-with-mark-sisson-dr-paul-saladino-and-dr-shawn-baker