Anyone see this? Anti-raw book that came out recently. From an Amazon review:
"Wrangham reports that humans with even a large supply of well-processed, high-quality food lose both weight and reproductive capacity on a raw diet, and that there are no known cases of a modern human surviving on raw food for more than a month."
How laughable. I suppose this whole forum is dead (or impotent). How did he manage to write an entire book on this?
In his book, Wrangham argues that we began cooking two million years ago. I highly doubt that. Even if it were true, what about the millions upon millions of other evolutionary years we spent eating our food raw, fresh, unadulterated? Sounds like yet another guy attempting to distance himself from every other animal species on Earth, perhaps to justify his own meat-eating (and cooking, of course).
I'm of the opinion that the discovery of cooking was good for availability of food, given the times. However, if we have a readily available supply of raw/living food, nothing beats that.