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|Tango01 ||02 May 2019 7:44 p.m. PST|
…., sugar, and opium set to be revealed by historians.
"Leading researchers based at Oldenburg, Sheffield, Stockholm and Utrecht will examine how tobacco, tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar and opium were first introduced and consumed by people in European cities in the 17th century and how they have become such a common part of people's diet and lifestyle.
Findings from the project will shine new light on the politics of consumption, the ethics of taste, and the complicated ways in which we think about intoxicants and addictive substances today…."