Anyone blind to sugar in cultures (and not just industrial cultures) must be blind to damned near everything. Both ethnologists and genetecists have awoken to the fact that we are evolutionarily pre-disposed to want fats and sugars. In a hunter-gatherer socieity in a temperate and especially in a periglacial climate, humans, like all animals, lard up before winter. Which is to say, they put as much fat on and thereby store as much energy as possible. By late winter and early spring, they'll be nearing starvation if they have survived at all. Having a hunger for sugars is a natural attribute. Sugars represent energy right now, and allow someone to save the fat reserves which our ancestors needed to get them through the lean times of late winter and early spring. Those were lean times which could be and often were lethal. Sugar cravings are natural, even if our ancestors didnn't have access to refined cane sugar.
The effect of sugar was but one of the changes that occured in the early industrial revolution, though it was significant... People liked slavery because it was sweet, but sugar in the form of rum was also traded for slaves... And new foods from America, corn and potatoes, and rice from africa and the Orient fueled a population growth which fed bodies into the maw of capital as fast as capital could swallow them or spit them out...
We forget how common was death, especially among children, with malnutrition as big a factor as overcrowding and poor sanitation... I read once of a man named John who also named all of his ten children John, in the hopes that one might succeed him with the name.... It is something to consider, since now we induce malnutrition by pushing the three food groups: Salt, sugar, and fats; preferably in the same meal... And we are developing a monoculture of agricultural products, and I have to wonder what is at the end of it... We had excellent growing conditions and my garden sucked... Was it the plants I bought??? Were they just for looks??? What is going on???
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