James Wong is a Kew-trained botanist, science writer and broadcaster based in London. Graduating with a Master of Science degree in Ethnobotany in 2006, he pursued his key research interests of under-utilized crop species and traditional food systems through field work in rural Ecuador, Java and southern China.
He is the author of the best-selling books Grow Your Own Drugs, Homegrown Revolution and, for Mitchell Beazley, RHS Grow for Flavour (more than 64,000 copies sold) and How to Eat Better (more than 85,000 copies sold). He has presented BBC2's award-winning series Grow Your Own Drugs and co-presented, with Dr Michael Mosley, The Secrets of Your Food - a major BBC series on the science of food. He has a column in the Observer magazine.
With his obsession for food almost eclipsing his love of plants, James's small London garden serves as a testing station for all manner of crops from around the world.
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Nutrition and wellness is a booming industry with a critical problem at its core: anyone can call themselves a guru and dole out advice to the public. The Rooted Project is an award-winning enterprise founded by registered dietitians Rosie Saunt and Helen West. They love food but hate nutri-nonsense and have made it their mission to empower people to choose what goes on their plates with the latest science-backed information.