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The 20 most significant food inventions of all time

1 commentBy Caroline Scott-Thomas , 25-Sep-2012

The Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, has issued a list of what it considers to be the 20 most significant inventions in the history of food and drink.

Modern inventions tended to do better than prehistoric ones, with refrigeration taking the top spot, when Fellows of the Society and experts in the food and drink industry judged innovations on four criteria: accessibility, productivity, aesthetics and health.

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How about salting?

I think preserving meat in saturated salt solution, also pickling of vegetables, should have been included in the list, replacing e.g. eating utensils which, although being important, are just one example of the use of tools by man.

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Posted by Tapio Viljava
27 September 2012 | 15h33