We did it.

Our grandparents did it, their grandparents did it, and their grandparents did it, all the way back to Adam and Eve.

We ate foods that ultimately came from the earth.

Our ancestors were hunters and gatherers of natural foods all around them.

Their bodies liked that and learned to use the whole abundance of minerals from the land, whether from plants or from animals

They learned to farm, and feed their growing populations.  They began to settle into smaller areas, as they learned to farm better.

They didn't know that they were depleting their areas of land, removing the abundance of minerals in those small areas.

Their foods lost taste and the people grew weaker.

Some of them learned that other lands were more fertile, so they moved there.

Sometimes it meant warfare.  For example, the Romans conquered to grow better grains.

We did it.

Our grandparents did it, their grandparents did it, and their grandparents did it, all the way back to Adam and Eve.

We ate foods that ultimately came from the earth.

Our ancestors were hunters and gatherers of natural foods all around them.

Their bodies liked that and learned to use the whole abundance of minerals from the land, whether from plants or from animals

They learned to farm, and feed their growing populations.  They began to settle into smaller areas, as they learned to farm better.

They didn't know that they were depleting their areas of land, removing the abundance of minerals in those small areas.

Their foods lost taste and the people grew weaker.

Some of them learned that other lands were more fertile, so they moved there.

Sometimes it meant warfare.  For example, the Romans conquered to grow better grains.

We did it.

Our grandparents did it, their grandparents did it, and their grandparents did it, all the way back to Adam and Eve.

We ate foods that ultimately came from the earth.

Our ancestors were hunters and gatherers of natural foods all around them.

Their bodies liked that and learned to use the whole abundance of minerals from the land, whether from plants or from animals

They learned to farm, and feed their growing populations.  They began to settle into smaller areas, as they learned to farm better.

They didn't know that they were depleting their areas of land, removing the abundance of minerals in those small areas.

Their foods lost taste and the people grew weaker.

Some of them learned that other lands were more fertile, so they moved there.

Sometimes it meant warfare.  For example, the Romans conquered to grow better grains.

The Story of the Land
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