subsistence diet

sub·sis·tence di·et

a meager diet providing barely enough for sustenance.
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Their human hunters, known to archaeologists as the Clovis people, set aside their heavy-duty spears and turned to a hunter-gatherer subsistence diet of roots, berries and smaller game.
In North America, big animals including mastodons, camels, giant ground sloths and sabre-toothed cats all vanished, while their human hunters turned to a subsistence diet of roots, berries and smaller game.
Louise, who trained as a psychotherapist as well as community development and family systems therapist, and has a specialism in addiction and eating disorders, says eating disorders are unknown in developing countries where most people can only afford a subsistence diet.
The three men's subsistence diet parallels their language-less state.
However, one of the few epidemiological studies on eating a subsistence diet of arsenic-contaminated rice has linked it with an increase in bladder cancer.
Abstract: Detailed ethnographic records of hunter-gatherer subsistence diet among the Ngaatjatjarra Aboriginal people made by the ethnoarchaeologist, Richard Gould, in the Western Desert in 1969 have been analysed for nutrient composition using a 1993 table of Indigenous foods.
The new consciousness at FHA also reflects the new thinking in Washington that is born and bred of the subsistence diet that all federal government programs have been put on because of the deep and lingering federal budget deficit.
People in developing nations continue to eat better, as their incomes enable them to enjoy meals that are beyond a subsistence diet, and ethanol is still being looked at as an alternative fuel source.
A government report in the mid-1930s estimated that around 25% of the UK's population existed on a subsistence diet, often with signs of child malnutrition such as scurvy, rickets and tuberculosis.
His constant positioning and repositioning in relation to the current argument may often seem dogged, the products of a subsistence diet of alcohol and too many issues of Artforum, but they're also unapologetic and at times deft.