When it comes to making food yummy and pleasurable, humans clearly outshine their fellow animals on Earth. After all, you don't see rabbits caramelizing carrots or polar bears slow-roasting seal.
But in terms of the global food chain, Homo sapiens are definitely not the head honchos.
Instead, we sit somewhere between pigs and anchovies, scientists recently. That puts us right in the middle of the chain, with polar bears and orca whales occupying the highest positiohummn.
For the first time, ecologists have calculated exactly where humans rank on the food chain and how it's been changing over the past 50 years.
One trend is clear: Humans are becoming more carnivorous.
On average, people around the world get about 80 percent of their daily calories from fruits, vegetables and grains. The other 20 percent comes from meat, poultry and fish, scientists at the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea in found.
"We are closer to herbivore than carnivore," the study's lead author, Sylvain Bonhommeau, Nature. "It changes the preconception of being top predator."
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