Your Chauvinist Uncle

Would ancient civilisations have arisen without slave labour to handle almost all of the production necessary to support such infastructures, no it would not have been possible. Everything revolves around food, without agriculture and farming cities would simply not have occured. We have been replacing the labour intensity with technology and this has allowed production to grow exponentially.

However, the population has also been increasing rapidly, so much so that it will soon outweight the ability to supply itself with food unless technology finds another gear at a pace to solve the inevitability of a global food shortage, and we are talking sooner rather than later – within your childrens’ lifetimes.

In ancient times military conquests were necessary to secure land and labour. The rewards of expansion meant growth of the settlement and consequently population increase, and yet inevitably more growth continues and more food is required.

It’s a recurring human problem that no one in history seems to have addressed and so the global population expands and its demands increase. The necessity to sustain growing settlements usually meant trade agreements with ambitious and thriving neighbours that could not otherwise be conquered. 

Mass production through history has meant un-intensive growing and humans have been handling the same foodstuffs and methods of cultivation for tens of thousands of years, until recent years. People have learned to change the molecular structure of food and control how it develops to such precision that every tomato in a crop will grow, look and taste the same.  Foods have become far removed from what mother nature might have concocted. Yet, the impending global hunger justifies the search for food solutions.

On this page you will meet eight characters from the past and learn about the food of their day. I’m sure they would have enjouyed a Pot Noodle every now and then, much like us, but that’s progress for you.

Caveman
Egyptian
Indian
Sumarian
Roman
Medieval
Chinese
Greek

Would ancient civilisations have arisen without slave labour to handle almost all of the production necessary to support such infastructures, no it would not have been possible. Everything revolves around food, without agriculture and farming cities would simply not have occured. We have been replacing the labour intensity with technology and this has allowed production to grow exponentially.

However, the population has also been increasing rapidly, so much so that it will soon outweight the ability to supply itself with food unless technology finds another gear at a pace to solve the inevitability of a global food shortage, and we are talking sooner rather than later – within your childrens’ lifetimes.

In ancient times military conquests were necessary to secure land and labour. The rewards of expansion meant growth of the settlement and consequently population increase, and yet inevitably more growth continues and more food is required.

It’s a recurring human problem that no one in history seems to have addressed and so the global population expands and its demands increase. The necessity to sustain growing settlements usually meant trade agreements with ambitious and thriving neighbours that could not otherwise be conquered. 

Mass production through history has meant un-intensive growing and humans have been handling the same foodstuffs and methods of cultivation for tens of thousands of years, until recent years. People have learned to change the molecular structure of food and control how it develops to such precision that every tomato in a crop will grow, look and taste the same.  Foods have become far removed from what mother nature might have concocted. Yet, the impending global hunger justifies the search for food solutions.

On this page you will meet eight characters from the past and learn about the food of their day. I’m sure they would have enjouyed a Pot Noodle every now and then, much like us, but that’s progress for you.

Caveman
Egyptian
Indian
Sumarian
Roman
Medieval
Chinese
Greek