People often express concerns that eating off of wood is “unhygienic,” and perhaps even dangerous. I will restrain myself from ranting about how industrialized, commercialized, and commodified culture has turned nature into an evil villain bent on poisoning humanity. Instead, I’ll refer you to the pdf below, a scientific study which compares bacterial survival on wooden cutting boards to bacterial survival on plastic. Guess what? Wood won
If you look around the web, you’ll find other articles extolling the virtues of various other materials (plastic included, of course), along w/various new “nano-technologies,” but Nana-tech refers to ancestral knowledge that has been practiced through thousands of generations — and we are the result! Interestingly enough, investigators do sometimes disclose a scientific basis for nana-tech. See also the work of Robin Wall Kimmerer, Suzanne Simard, and Diana Beresford Kroeger, among others.