The main event opened with a show stopping presentation by Jeff Leach, founder of the Human Food Project and Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London, who talked about his study of the Hadza people in north-central Tanzania.
While the majority of the Hadza have started eating agricultural products on a regular basis, a small sub group of the ~1,200 Hadza still get 90% or more of their calories from foraging.
“There is a huge disconnect between how we live and how we used to live - and getting back to a pre-industrial microbiome may be impossible and possibly not even desirable. That said, if you look at nudging the microbiome with products then you may be bumping up against nature,” said Leach.
To read more about Jeff’s work, please click here.