Across the world an intense contest is emerging between two paradigms of health and two paradigms of science. The first paradigm is holistic and sees links between the health of the planet and human health. It is based on the ecological science of interconnectedness.

The second paradigm is reductionist, mechanistic and commercial and sees humans as separate from Nature, and each part of our body as separate from all others, as parts of a machine are. It defines health as a commodity we buy from the pharmaceutical industry. In the US and the UK intense debates are taking place about whether ...


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