In this essay, Kurt's reflection on Chinese food leads to the topics of the history of food, agriculture, the neolithic revolution, population growth, chopsticks, and enlightenment. Judging from the references, it appears this was written around 1982 and it's interesting to note the ways in which Kurt's concerns and predictions have come to pass, or not. There are no references in his files indicating it was ever published, submitted for publication or even completed. However, it also includes some autobiographical information, an uncommon element in most of his essays. (Photos and hyperlinks have been added; the photo above is of a chopstick holder produced in China during the Cultural Revolution).