Books et al.Agriculture

Losing our taste for diversity

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Science  05 Feb 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6273, pp. 567
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad9077

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Our modern food system is not driven by taste but instead by factors like consistency, predictability, low cost, and high yield. In Bread Wine Chocolate, Simran Sethi explores how the same features that enabled the worldwide distribution of once-exotic foods like coffee and chocolate have now so drastically altered how those products are made that we risk losing them altogether.