Reality & Public Relations

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“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”

Prof Richard Feynman (1918-1988), American Theoretical Physicist

Pro-Vision

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“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

( A Greek proverb)

Tell the Truth

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“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister (1874-1965)

Apple peel and inflammation

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Compounds in apple peel exhibit inflammatory effects and may influence the expression of a key gene in chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Doing nothing is dangerous?

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“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist (1879-1955)

The Prophet

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“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.”

Khalil Gibran, Lebanese-American writer, author of The Prophet (1833-1931)

Success and side-effects

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“ Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil of men. ”

Demosthenes (384 – 322 BC), prominent Greek statesman and orator

The ‘Driving Force’ is Food

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“In all the controversies over what the causes of diversities might be, no one seems to have paid much attention to the factor in the environment that has the most obvious effect on any organism: food”.
Michael Crawford & David Marsh. The Driving Force: Food, Evolution and the Future (1989)

How to be happy

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A cross-sectional study examined the eating habits of 80,000 people in Britain finding happiness and mental health are highest among those eating 7 portions of fruit and vegetables/day. Only a tenth of the population achieve this, whilst a quarter eat just one or no portions/day.

An apple a day does another thing…

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A study of healthy, middle-aged adults has found consumption of an apple/day for a month lowered by 40% the blood levels of oxidized LDL (the “bad” cholesterol), a substance linked to hardening of the arteries.

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