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eating today is strictly a private matter. We are of the opinion that the community cannot impose us what to eat and how. In this context, in fact, politics is limited to feeble pleas and advice – as opposed to what happens for vaccinations, for example. Those few who consider eating vegetarian or organic an ethical matter, are considered a little crazy and ridiculous, and yet they could claim to be following the classical tradition, much more than those who see food as a mere individual and private matter.
Let us take as an example consumption of meat: in Ancient Greece, there were no butchers. The killing of a farm animal and consumption of its meat always happened in the context of a “sacrifice”, i.e. a specific ritual, often collective. But beware: this fact can be interpreted in two different or even contrasting ways. On the one hand, it may seem that meat was only eaten after a sacrifice (therefore, meat is eaten because there was a sacrifice). On the other hand – and this theory makes sense from the anthropological-comparative point of view – it may seem that every time an animal was killed and its meat…