Sunday, March 9, 2008

Quackery - At It's Finest

"The French are great believers in homeopathy. Each year a company called Boiron extracts the heart and liver from a single duck. These two organs are shared out into bottles of a homeopathic flu remedy which nets around €30m (£23m) a year, making it overwhelmingly the most valuable duck in the world. The list of ingredients says they are 85% sucrose and 15% lactose, ie 100% sugar. There's probably no dead duck in the medicine at all."

- Simon Hoggart, making me wonder what good some people serve - O.K.: what good the french serve - in The Guardian

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