Drug companies feed us their own research

Hidden financial conflicts-of-interest are sneaking into published drug research through the back door, warns an international team of investigators, led by researchers from the Jewish General Hospital’s Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and McGill University in Montreal.   More and more, policy decisions and what medications doctors prescribe for their patients are being driven […]

Compost the new ethanol?

Enzymes from garden compost could favour bioethanol production The researcher in question is Nadia Skorupa Parachin and the secret of her technique is enzymes that she extracted from garden soil. If ethanol can be successfully made from xylose then ethanol production could increase by over 20 per cent – to the benefit of cheaper environmentally […]

Sweet Sticky Black Rice with Coconut and Red Bean

This makes a nice dessert or better still breakfast.  Most Vietnamese meals are gluten free, an added bonus for those with gluten intolerance or Coeliac D. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 cup dried red azuki beans 1 cup black sticky rice 1 125 ml can coconut cream 50 g caster sugar 2 tbs chopped salted peanuts […]

Growing Sprouts

Enjoying something fresh from your own kitchen bench is as simple as popping some seed into a sprouter.  I bought mine from a local company, Green Harvest, here on the Sunshine Coast   I also get my vegetable seeds and sprouting seeds here because they are an organic company, and of course, they are locals. I’ve […]