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Conclusion

But such ontological work is not necessarily visible or continuous. Husserl’s concept of ‘sedimentation’, for instance, sees objectivities (in our case the definition of a key food commodity) as gradually accumulating authority while their origins may be forgotten, and Jonathan rée warns lest, with the ageing of concepts and facts, we ‘take them to be infinitely old and preternaturally wise’.3 distance in time or space in this way may lend perceived qualities of naturalness, set apart from the hybridities of immediate human impact.