SmashLampjaw wrote:I'm okay with the manna thing.
I've corrected "mana" to "manna" because I believe you meant "divine perfect food". I'm still in the process of reading this. I'd like to recommend one addition. In the image caption for the "corpses" comic, I'd like to recommend you include: "or bone-fed acid-filled skin sac for oranges"
What do you mean by bone-fed?
Fruit trees require huge amounts of minerals, and bone meal is one of the things they "eat" to get it. Particularly orange trees
. I knew about Voracious because the author was a friend of a friend. Said friend was debating veganism and was putting up some things she found from vegans she knew who'd given it up. Another article (which I wish I'd bookmarked) was about feeding fruit trees bone meal being a centuries-old bit of knowledge, and about how top soil is made up of countless microbes that feed on blood, bone, and ash. There was an interesting bit about some old graves near a fruit tree had been unearthed, and the trees roots had grown into the shape of the skeletons it had absorbed inside of the pine coffins it eventually grew into.
And is the B12 issue with dairy/meat an actual thing or not? I've been looking at more and more studies and they say it is.
The article I linked was by a former vegan who was unable to absorb B12 from supplements or vegetable sources. Some people can; that's not in dispute. She couldn't.
There was a time before. OK, that was about 2.5 million years ago or so but it was there.
Your article doesn't actually cover/cite a time before we ate meat. It's written by an anthropologist (unless I missed something) and is speculation about what on-going
meat eating has done to humans over time.