Lees momenteel het zeer interessante Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind van Yuval Noah Harari. Mooi stuk over de overgang van jager/verzamelaar naar het boerenbestaan. Hij is geen voorstander, zoals ook terugkomt in deze recensie door The Guardian.
It was a bad bargain: “the agricultural revolution was history’s biggest fraud”. More often than not it brought a worse diet, longer hours of work, greater risk of starvation, crowded living conditions, greatly increased susceptibility to disease, new forms of insecurity and uglier forms of hierarchy. Harari thinks we may have been better off in the stone age, and he has powerful things to say about the wickedness of factory farming, concluding with one of his many superlatives: “modern industrial agriculture might well be the greatest crime in history”.