+ The Modern Scourge of Scientific Ignorance & Chemophobia

I was thinking of writing a blog post about the misunderstandings and misrepresentations of chemistry that chemophobes and the ignorant spread. I often have discussions with people who claim that something is best because it is “natural”, sometimes not realising that it isn’t really natural at all. Even worse are people (like anti-vaxxers, self-styled nutritionists,…

Unusual Japanese Food

The Japanese generally eat less meat than other Asian nations, which is a throwback to a simpler time where it was actually illegal to keep, kill and eat livestock and even fish and other seafood. In 675, due to the influence of Buddhism, Emperor Temmu, banned the consumption of meat and fish and the Japanese survived on…