How Food Packaging Changed History

In ancient times, your Tupperware would have been a symbol of wealth and power, Gary Cross and Robert N. Proctor, authors of 'Packaged Pleasures: How Technology and Marketing Revolutionized Desire', explain, as they elaborate on the evolution of the ways humankind has preserved food.

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