Economist business editor Tom Standage recently appeared on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" and discussed his latest work An Edible History of Humanity.
In the interview, Standage talks about how humans have long adapted plants and animals to fit their needs. This is nothing new; however, food has also served as a cornerstone to not only how people physically survive, but how the wheels of society function. While it's rather rudimentary, it is equally profound: Food dictates history.
Click here to listen to the interview and to read an excerpt from Standage's book.