National Geographic : 2015 Aug
The Future of Food natgeofood.com EXPLORE DECAF DECAF PHOTO: REBECCA HALE, NGM STAFF. ART: ÁLVARO VALIÑO HOT HOT CHOCOLATE The Maya drank hot chocolate—but it was not sweet and was sometimes flavored with hot peppers. ANIMAL LAND The livestock sector is the largest land-use system on Earth, occu- pying 30 percent of ice-free land. ROYAL FINGERS Queen Elizabeth I generally ate with her fingers. She considered the use of forks crude. SPACE HOG Bacon was part of the first meal eaten on the moon. A SLIGHT BUZZ Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine free. CHEWING TREE GUM American colonists chewed gum made of spruce tree resin. EAT IT ALL The rind of Brie cheese is edible. Hungry for information? Make a selection from our menu of food facts—and taste more at natgeofood.com.