Secrets of the Longest-Living People in the World

If you want to live longer and healthier, anti-aging researchers suggest that all you have to do is search for clues in the places where people already enjoy the longest and most exceptionally healthy lives.

One such place is the land of the Inca people … centered around the Andes highland city of Cuzco, which is in Peru.

The Inca people usually lived to be 100 years of age or older—with no assistance from any form of modern medicine.  The holy Amautas, keepers of sacred knowledge, often lived active lives well beyond the age of 120.

For many years, scientists and tourists alike have journeyed to the lands encompassed by the ancient Inca Empire looking for the secrets of long life.  Continue reading

Seed Hunters Make Mad Dash to Save the Food Crops of Humanity

In the face of today`s burgeoning loss of seed diversity, the need for a doubling in food production in the next fifty years and the threatened spread of deadly food fungus has instigated seed hunters to scour world markets in a desperate search for the last varieties of wheat, rice, barley, lentils and chickpeas.

Food diversity extinction is rampant. In the USA, 90 percent of historic fruit and vegetable varieties have vanished. In the Philippines thousands of varieties of rice are now shrunk to a few hundred. China has lost perhaps 90 percent of wheat varieties. This former diversity was the result of more than 10,000 years of domestication.

Without seed diversity,  Continue reading