A Crime against Humanity?

I think we can describe this as a miserable failure. It is a failure for the farmers, who believe in monoculture and NPK. It is a failure for the food industry, who peddle depleted food, trans fats and sugar. It is a failure for those international agencies who believe that…

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The ‘Herb of Immortality’

Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) is a plant that grows wild in China and other countries in Asia. It belongs to the genus Gynostemma, in the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes cucumbers, gourds and melons. It is a climbing vine, attaching itself to supports using tendrils. The plant is dioecious, existing either as…

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More WHO Nonsense

Globally, one in three non-pregnant women, corresponding to almost 500 million women, were anaemic in 2011. Iron deficiency is thought to contribute to at least half of this global burden of anaemia. In response, WHO has published a new Guideline: Daily iron supplementation in adult women and adolescent girls. This Guideline…

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