Sunday 5th March 2017
Gordon McDougall of the James Hutton Institute. The talk will cover work from the Institute and its collaborators which suggests that berries have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, type 2 diabetes, cancers, neurodegenerative diseases and infections. Berries have an ancient, almost mythological association with health and have been used as cures in Scottish folklore and from other cultures. Dr McDougall examines the accruing evidence for health benefits from berries such as raspberries, black currants and strawberries, which have been bred at his institute for many years. Education Centre in the Garden at 2 p.m. Free to members of the Friends; others – donations welcome.