OFF THE RECORD: I don't watch the news. Ever. In fact, my TV doesn't get any reception, so I just use it to watch DVDs. I get my news either from NPR, the New York Times online, various web sources, or from primary sources (after all, as a journalist, I'm interviewing people all the time). This may explain why, until two days ago, I had not heard of Fox News' darling ethnobotanist, Chris Kilham, aka The Medicine Hunter. For the first time in my life, I may actually be regretting not watching Fox News! Why? If you haven't seen Kilham yet, you'll want to. He's extremely knowledgeable, articulate, thoughtful, interesting and a fun conversationalist. We were discussing the health benefits of Goji berries and whether the crop would be viable for commercial farmers in the U.S.
You'll be able to read all about it in the May 2010 issue of Growing Magazine.
Until then, check out the Medicine Hunter for an alternative perspective on health and world agriculture.
1 year ago