What Should We be Eating?






Dr Andrew Weil talks about the anti-inflammatory diet – for longevity, health and reducing the burden of disease. He says the diet should emphasise variety and pleasure in food. If we take things away from people, we must be able to give something back that gives equal pleasure. There’s a…






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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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