The Anti-Fat Pill and the Bushmen was broadcast on BBC Two
on Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 1915 BST.
A rare desert cactus, the Hoodia, contains a never before discovered molecule that may hold the answer to one of the world’s greatest health problems, obesity and over-eating.
Scientists have isolated an appetite suppressant in the flesh of the plant that is powerful enough to stop people eating all day.
But who holds the rights to this information? …