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January 09, 2004

Less herbs, more synthetics!

Herbal remedy boom threatens plants:

Worldwide demand for herbal remedies is threatening natural habitats and endangering up to a fifth of wild medicinal plant species which are being harvested to extinction, a leading science magazine said.

via Chris Mooney.

With the whole fiasco that is Traditional Chinese Medicine, a.k.a. 101 ways to prepare Tiger Penis, perhaps we should shout it loud & proud again: Chemistry for a better world!

Posted by razib at 02:39 PM