You may remember last year when the USDA approved a field trial of genetically modified mosquitos in Florida. Although there were the usual ideologically opposed protests the trial is progressing. Well, last week the USDA approved another field trial of a GM insect, this time the diamondback moth. The diamondback moth is an invasive species… Read More USDA Approves Release Of Genetically Modified Moth
I love a good curry. Obviously little old Indian grandmothers and Indian restaurants make the best ones but I am also capable of making a halfway decent curry from scratch. One of the several spices I tend to use is turmeric, not so much for its flavour which is a kind of bitter gingery flavour,… Read More Turmeric Injections
I would say that at least once per month I hear that someone I know is going on a detox. This seems to mean different things to different people. For some it is laying off the booze after a particularly heavy weekend; for others it is eating less burgers and take away, more salads. This… Read More The Detox Myth
By the middle of this century it is expected that there will be 9 billion humans alive on this planet. That’s really rather a large number of hungry mouths to feed and it is thought that global food production will need to increase by 40% to cope. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet solution that… Read More Trial Of Super Yielding Genetically Modified Wheat Approved
This is a question I ask people fairly frequently, generally right after they’ve told me that their latest special tea/diet/other fad is full of them. Almost no one can answer the question, they will generally just garble something about them being good for you. And, indeed, they are good for you, but they’re also bad… Read More What Is An Antioxidant?