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Craig Sams

Organic food pioneer and polemicist

Articles by Craig Sams
Craig Sams
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    Good health begins with food

    May 8, 2019 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Craig Sams invites us to reflect on the achievements of Dr Scott Williamson and Dr Innes Pearce, who set up the Pioneer Health Centre in an effort to steer both individuals, and society as a whole, towards better health.

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    Time to break the prescription drug addiction cycle

    November 24, 2017 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Craig Sams offers an alternative perspective on the culture of prescription drug addiction, saying a natural solution could be more effective in treating depression.

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    Harmony in food and farming

    October 1, 2017 Guest Comment, Opinion

    The groundbreaking Harmony in Food and Farming Conference explained why a sustainable food culture sits naturally at the heart of an inspiring philosophy for harmonious living, says Craig Sams

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    The Old Order is crumbling – great news for health freedom

    September 1, 2017 Guest Comment, Opinion

    The big conflict of our age is between Big Government and the MAAFIA (Microsoft Apple Alphabet Facebook Instagram Amazon), says Craig Sams. The implications for health freedom are profound. Recently Theresa May has been making threatening noises about needing to control the internet and social media for ‘national security’ reasons. The press, including the erstwhile […]

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    Let bodily fluids and solids (and food) be thy medicine

    January 17, 2017 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Craig Sams imagines the health farms of the future where ‘super healthy’ humans are raised.

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    Let’s hear it for the Jimi Hendrix (and brown rice rissoles) experience

    August 17, 2016 Guest Comment, Opinion

    It’s 1967. The Summer of Love. Jimi Hendrix is blaring from the speakers – and Craig Sams is serving up brown rice rissoles to his sensorily-enhanced patrons.

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    How to regenerate organic – privatize it

    June 2, 2016 Guest Comment, Opinion

    How can we free organic from its self-imposed bureaucratic box? We could always ask Brussels to privatize us, says Craig Sams

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    Brexit – should we stay or should we go?

    May 10, 2016 Guest Comment, Opinion

    As the nation ponders the Brexit question, Craig Sams reflects on the EU’s inglorious record on food and health.

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    Cheer up, we just reversed humanity’s decline

    February 13, 2016 Guest Comment, Opinion

    OK, reversing humanity’s decline took 40 or 50 years longer than we thought. But let’s celebrate it anyway, writes Craig Sams.

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    Food and friendship without frontiers

    January 19, 2016 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Craig Sams celebrates the role of the natural food industry in helping to nourish refugees in Calais camps.

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    Grow organic, save the planet

    October 7, 2015 Guest Comment

    Solving global warming was never going to be easy, but it would be a heck of a lot easier if we cast off the deadly grip of agribusiness – and started farming for the future Global warming? Panic over. Fly guilt-free where you like as often as you like. Splash out on that 7 litre […]

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    Bitter sweet insanity

    August 12, 2015 Guest Comment, Opinion

    How seriously should we take official exhortations to cut sugar consumption while governments continue to subsidise industrial scale sugar farming? asks Craig Sams When my brother Gregory and I set up Harmony Foods in 1970 we committed to never using sugar in our business. In 1972, in my book About Macrobiotics, I had written about […]

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    Real change is coming

    May 8, 2015 Guest Comment, Opinion

    People have had enough of corrupt politicians and their ruthlessly self-serving corporate backers. Real world change is breaking out everywhere Did you get what you voted for in the election? More GMOs from Monsanto? The chance for NATO to bomb another country into chaos? More useless drugs based on junk research sold at extortionate prices […]

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    To create real change in the world sometimes you have to compromise

    December 4, 2014 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Last week four Soil Association trustees resigned from the charity accusing it of lacking conviction on organic. But to create real change you sometimes just have to compromise, says Craig Sams In 1946 two pioneering women, Eve Balfour and Dr. Innes Pearce, founded the Soil Association. Eve was a farmer who developed organic principles by creating healthy […]

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    The future is meat less

    December 1, 2014 Guest Comment, Opinion

    People everywhere are reducing meat consumption. Craig Sams argues that organic farmers are well placed to adjust to the coming low-meat scenario My late great aunt Sophia was very religious and faithfully observed all the fast days of the Orthodox Church’s nearly 2000 year-old religious calendar. When you totted up every Wednesday and Friday plus Lent, […]

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    Nordic thriller

    October 14, 2014 Guest Comment, Opinion

     The Nordic Food Lab fuses the finest gastronomic traditions with cutting edge science to thrilling effect, writes Craig Sams You have to hand it to the Danes.  They took over Britain in 1066 and have ruled it with a firm hand ever since.  Now Nordic Food is where it’s at with food technology. This isn’t the food […]

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    War of the world

    September 16, 2014 Guest Comment, Opinion

    After a century of destructive conflict a new battle is about the begin – the one to save Planet Earth. It’s the war we really can’t afford to lose, writes Craig Sams. “I’m the King of the castle – and you’re a dirty rascal” Every since my playground days I’ve been aware of who holds the […]

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    Say it Loud, I’m Blob and I’m Proud

    September 2, 2014 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Oh, dearie me. In a bitter article in the Sunday Telegraph just a few days after Cameron sacked him as Environment Minister, Owen Paterson lashed out at “the ‘Green Blob’ of environmental pressure groups, renewable energy groups and public officials who keep each other well supplied with lavish funds, scare stories and green tape.” Then […]

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    How to decarbonize a planet

    July 11, 2014 Guest Comment, Opinion

    Making the switch to organic agriculture on a global scale and turning waste biomass into biochar offers the real prospect of being able to reverse global warming, says Craig Sams What’s happening out there? Is the world quietly going sane? A leading US Republican, Henry Paulsen, has come out strongly for action on climate change […]

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    Have you been dealing comfrey, sonny?

    April 16, 2014 Guest Comment, Opinion

    The natural food trade should take a lead in exposing the hypocritical regulation of herbal medicine, says Craig Sams A bust in Denver: “Okay, kid, put your hands up against the wall. Spread your legs while we pat you down.” Two cops search a young man’s clothing. “Nothing here but a couple of marijuana joints […]


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