Human Development and Psychology Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung explores various facets of what drives humans’ relationship with food in a new online review. Gurung’s “I Think, Therefore I Am Hungry: The Mind, Food, and Evolution” reviews John Allen’s Book, The Omnivorous Mind: Our Evolving Relationship with Food, in the online PsycCRITIQUES blog. While Allen’s book focuses on “different elements of the thesis that how we think about food is a function of our evolutionary history and culture,” Gurung suggests that “how we think about food today is driven less by evolutionary history and more by what is good for agribusiness and the food industry, presented to us in marketing and advertising campaigns.” For more on Gurung’s take, check out the full review.
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