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What was pre-Industrial Revolution junk food?

The boring answer is, quite simply, nothing. “Junk food” as a term dates to the Information Revolution. Even “junk” meaning valueless waste is first...

Why was salt so scarce and valuable when it is in the ocean everywhere?

There are a number of reasons. First of all, everyone needs salt. Salt deficiency is deadly, and the threat of salt deprivation has been a tool of state power in salt-poor...