Monday, April 28, 2008

The miracle berry

The article on the BBC news website seems to show that 'Big Business' is once again flexing its muscles to prevent the smaller men from gaining a foothold and marketing a product which will benefit a lot of people.

The product is an extract from the berry of 'Synesepalum dulcificum'

Taken from the BBC News website (

Grown in Africa, first documented in 18th Century

Acts on the sour receptors of the tongue, turning sour tastes sweet

Effect lasts 30 mins - two hours

Effect is destroyed in hot foods - eg coffee and baked foods

Renders an accompanying dry white wine sickly sweet

Great for diet control and for those who need to maintain a 'diabetic' control on their blood-glucose levels, it would appear that the American FDA are controlled by the sugar and sweeteners companies to maintain their control over what is consumed.


Long gap - but I hope to do better

It has been really too long since I made the last post here; much has happened, a lot of which cannot be told in this blog.

One of the most important things has been felt even by some of my least 'spiritual' friends, they have been commenting to me about how fast time seems to be passing and I didn't really become aware of this in connection to this blog till I considered reading it and adding something new.

I hope to write something new here and this should be somewhat more frequent too, I have added something to my installation of Firefox which should facilitate this. My intent is to spread the field of my thoughts and, although it is still my intention to have a fairly spiritual flavour to my thoughts here, I shall start to add things which just hold my interest - and hold the interest of those who read these things too.

Love to all - Ainsley