Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 2

Monkey Business

Edward F Block IV*

Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Doctorate in Behavioral Biology, USA

*Corresponding Author: Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Doctorate in Behavioral Biology, USA.

Received: December 18, 2019; Published: January 03, 2020


  While being a retired research scientist, the author continues to read the literature of contemporary science. At this time a view of eating habits and concepts relating to eating habits has emerged within my consciousness. This work describes the lessons learned about hominid, i.e., human, food consumption from watching Chimpanzees consume the flesh of the monkey that they had just recently torn apart, limb from limb, while also still sitting in the tree from which they had been chewing the leaves while foraging for food in the arboreal forest of Africa. Read the chronicles of Jane Goodall which describe these types of events.

   Chimpanzees are the closest non-hominid cousin which humans have in the Great Ape Family, Hominidae. Less than 5% difference exists in the genome of chimpanzees and humans [1]. The hominid ancestors of human beings moved from living in arboreal forests to that of the savana some millions of years ago [2]. However, they brought their nutritional --requirements with them into the plains and modified their diet accordingly.



Citation: Edward F Block IV. “Monkey Business". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.2 (2020): 12-13.


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