My daughter has a debate coming up on Farming vs Hunter-gatherers and weather humans were better off before they started Farming. Its sounds silly that we be better off if Humans didnt learn how to farm But some of the things the paper states are interesting. Like before farming people only work about 12-15 hr a week and after farming human now work 40+ hrs a week cause farming. Farmming allowed for Food Storage which caused a few ripples in the way people have changed. Before people stored food, they moved along with the food source. So populations were kept small. Children were born around every 4 yrs cause the older kids were able to keep up better. Once people started storing food, they started to stay in one place longer and it gave birth to cities and such and which bought thing like Trash and Diseases. Diease were almost nonexistent in the times of hunters cause people werent living with domestic animals and such. So before farming came,population was kept lower, few diseases around and people had more time to enjoy life.