The 20 most significant food inventions of all time

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

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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?

Posted by Tapio Viljava,

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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