Meat traditions. The co-evolution of humans and meat

@article{Leroy2015MeatTT,
  title={Meat traditions. The co-evolution of humans and meat},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Leroy and Istvan Praet},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2015},
  volume={90},
  pages={200-211}
}
The debate on the future of meat centres on recent environmental, economical, ethical, and health issues, whereas historical dimensions are all too often overlooked. The fiery discussions are nevertheless affected by an underlying legacy of "meat traditions" and accompanying hunting, slaughtering, eating, and sharing activities, rituals, and rites. Eating meat is a biocultural activity. Therefore, a closer inspection of the evolutionary, collective, and semiotic aspects of meat in human… 
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