The History of "Gather, Pick, Fish and Hunt"
The StanPlan was developed in the early 1980's and first published in 1985. It was designed to be a solution to the problem of dieting complexity. There was only one main priniciple to remember: you could only eat natural foods that were traditionally collected by gathering, picking, fishing and hunting.
Very few of us collect our foods through the traditional methods. Today, it's mostly "select" that we use in the produce markets, butcher shops, fish markets, and supermarkets.