The wonders of a sustaining frugivorian lifestyle cannot be overstated as far as I am concerned. To have perfect food ready-made that nature intended for us as we meandered through different lands, is quite a utopia.
Fast Forward to Fast Food. However, we are no where in sight of such a place, yet I think a proof that the frugivorian lifestyle is what was ecosystemically intended for us is in the human inclination given the choice towards ready-packaged foods or fast food restaurants. We are instinctively built to grab something and go, a situation long predating the current rush of modernity where we may feel forced to get the quickest source of digestible energy and go. After the long millennia of toil over a stove, which some have come to enjoy with a passion myself not withstanding (blood type difference between this group and myself, an O-Negative?), others like myself were more than ready to have someone else make their food (until my digestive system broke and I had to rebuild it with a ketogenic-GAPS diet). Packaged food doesn’t carry the same liberation nor the same nutritional benefits (nor the seed spreading service to the food provider) that it would have in primal times, but it still is the going through a motion that connects us with a deep genealogy.
Littering. Whether it be the waste products from the food or our own waste, there is also a human inclination towards littering then and now (¿and possession-less-ness?) that would be on the back end of the equation. Now there is a real problem with litter because of its non-organic or anti-organic nature, but in the times when fast food was a fruit, whatever wasn’t eaten, or whatever wasn’t digested, would be readily reabsorbed and digested by the rest of the ecosystem along our trails. We would’ve been happily free from the burden of minding useless possessions, quite a turn of affairs from where we are now. Well distributed compostables by the human vector and activator would have been quite stewardly.
It’s a long way back (forward), but the fruit of our labor will taste unlike anything that the package of civilization can now offer us!