From sago to rice, from forest to town: the consequences of sedentarization for the nutritional ecology of Punan former hunter-gatherers of Borneo.

@article{Dounias2007FromST,
  title={From sago to rice, from forest to town: the consequences of sedentarization for the nutritional ecology of Punan former hunter-gatherers of Borneo.},
  author={Edmond Dounias and Audrey Selzner and Miyako Koizumi and Patrice Levang},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 2 Suppl},
  pages={S294-302}
}
BACKGROUND The last nomadic peoples of the world are facing strong governmental incentives to renounce their foraging lifestyle. Nevertheless, the shift to a sedentary way of life and the adoption of agriculture do not always result in the promised improvement in diet and health conditions. OBJECTIVE We compared the dietary regime and nutritional status of three groups of former hunter-gatherers, the Punan of Borneo. All three groups adopted extensive upland rice cultivation almost 6 decades… CONTINUE READING

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