What is history of veg v/s non veg food debate in India ?
Pre-historic man was hunter/gatherer. He ate huge quantities of fruits and vegetables. He also consumed a wide variety of plant food than we do today. The meat was mostly from small animals. 'Hunter' is really a glamorization, since it was mostly scavenged meat (prehistoric road-kill). He lacked sophisticated weapons to hunt big game. He was similar to chimpanzees, who have a mostly vegetarian diet, with occasional meat.
However, at some point human carnivorism increased exponentially. It is at this time that early forms of human speech evolved. Humans learned to think and communicate with each other, and planned strategies for hunting in groups. They invented advanced weapons. Suddenly humans were well equipped to hunt big protein rich animals. This exploded human mobility as it followed migratory herd in search for meat. This transformation to a meat eating group is considered an evolutionary catalyst for humans. It gave rise to division of labor among adul ...more