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Beyond the Non-Apocalypse: 7 Delicious Foods the Maya Brought to the World

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So, the Maya may not have delivered on the apocalypse thing (it's debatable if they even really believed that 12/12/12 was the end of the world anyway), but they sure have given us a lot when it comes too food culture. With help from the SF Chronicle, we bring to you 7 agricultural goods that wouldn't be on our plates without the pre-Columbian society.