What’s the most practical way to eat? The knife and fork are used in the West. Chopsticks in the East. The hand is used in Africa and the Middle East.
The hand seems like the obvious winner in terms of practicality and sanitation. You can be sure your hand is clean whereas you can only assume the silverware you’re using is.
Certain dishes like steaks or chops obviously require cutting with a knife and fork. That can be considered a specialty of the West.
Would it be best to phase out silverware and chopsticks in favor of the hand?