This paragraph caught my eye in the recent newsletter from Guy Watson of Riverford organic farms:
"It appears I am going to live forever. According to researchers at University College London, up to three veg a day decreases mortality by 14%, five by 29%, seven by 36% and seven plus by 42%. As I live and breathe the stuff, I reckon I must be immortal. Maybe I should buy an annuity after all, just for the pleasure of getting one over on an insurance company. Will the actuaries now start asking how much cabbage you eat alongside how much you smoke and drink?"
Clifton Melvin, 11 April
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