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Vegetarians Watch Out...

Sun, 3rd Sep 2000

Part of the show Glaciology and Research in the Antarctic

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that vegetarians should always read the labels on food supplements extremely carefully. A relatively common ingredient added to these kinds of foods is “orchis” which in fact means “bulls testicles”. The study also found one supposed ‘herbal treatment’ that contained 17 different products made from cow offal including placenta, pitutary, thyroid and prostate !


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