Early hunter gatherer societies, such as the Order of the MadaGlans, learned to forage for their food sources. Nomadic in nature, they traveled from place to place to find food. When they found a good place, such as an oasis or a shopping mall, they would glut on everything within their reach. After all, they might not encounter anything else for weeks. They stripped successional fields of their golden barley, trees of their gnarly bark, and animals of their protective skins, leaving piles of disorganized waste behind them. Elk, orangoutangs, and other birds of prey often followed behind, feasting on the scraps too good for their human guides. One can imagine these early societies developing cycles of nomadism, creating circuits so they could always eat, so the ecosystem, reeling from their last meal, could redevelop before they came back.
Did these ancient foragers develop taste and style? If they wanted Chinese food, did they brave the Himalayas, only to swim the Atlantic for the sweet smell of sour cream and tacos? The world will never know.