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14 October 2011

The Last Supper

An interesting news story caught my attention last week. A pair of US academics analysed what the Last Supper would look like if it were painted according to today's appetites.

An interesting news story caught my attention last week. A pair of US academics analysed what the Last Supper would look like if it were painted according to today's appetites. Would it be a simple, frugal meal, or cosmopolitan and supersized, in the spirit of our times?

The growing size, of course, reflects the success of agriculture over the past 10 centuries resulting in far more food that's available to us today. However, it also reflects how greedy we've become. We've all turned into gluttons. Food has become available to us 24 hours a day and we're far too spoilt for choice.

 
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