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Grow Your Own Drugs March 8, 2009

Posted by calvinus in Media.
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Last week, BBC 2 started a new series. “Grow Your Own Drugs”. The next iteration of science programmes presented by fresh-faced young people who talk 6 inches tot he left and 10 inches above the camera (yes Dr Cox, I mean you).

Now, whilst I welcome the addition of another science programme to the schedules (come back Tomorrow’s World!) there is something unsettling about the Beeb’s latest offering. There are odds and ends of loose interest and they do take care to say that no double-blind trials were conducted and could you please consult a GP before consuming any of the recipes on offer but what is the message? Is it to eat healthily and here are some natural remedies you can use instead of propping up the likes of Proctor and Gamble? Is it educational and here are where past and other cultures found the medicines needed to overcome certain problems? Or is it some half-homeopathic titillation?

Hmm…that title…