The battle to feed the starving

An interesting letter from Clare Dyer about the patent on a ‘ready-to-use therapeutic food’ (RUTF) similar to peanut butter or nutella. It is an RUTF that has apparently been demonstrated at least once to be very useful.

What I liked the best was the admirable response from Nutriset – although it is always easier to take the higher ground when you are already standing there.

The battle to feed the starving

Be careful who you criticise

Lancet editors discuss the case of a science writer, Simon Singh, and what happened when he wrote an opinion piece in the Guardian (UK) about claims by chiropractors, who promptly sued him.

The original article can be found on an external site after being pulled from the Guardian’s website after the original complaint from the BCA.

More on the BCA dropping their pursuit of Simon Singh has just been published in BMJ

Be careful who you criticise