What’s the most important invention in the history of food?

The Guardian  recently reported that the Fellows of the Royal Society posted its list of the 20 most important food inventions. The list is below, but as equally as much fun are the comments that the Guardian received disagreeing with the list. You can see them here

  • Refrigeration
  • Pasteurization/sterilization
  • Canning
  • The oven
  • Irrigation
  • Threshing machine/Combine harvester
  • Baking
  • Selective breeding/Strains
  • Grinding/Milling
  • The plough
  • Fermentation
  • The fishing net
  • Crop rotation
  • The pot
  • The knife
  • Eating utensils
  • The cork
  • The barrel
  • The microwave oven
  • Frying 

As for the reader reaction? We know the people who make the George Foreman grill will be delighted with its popularity. And we’d love to hear your opinions.


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