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Macrobiotic pioneer Kushi dies at 88

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Mr Kushi was a proponent of a diet based on whole grains and local vegetables, and avoiding highly processed foods.

New York

MICHIO Kushi, a Japanese scholar who popularised the macrobiotic diet in the United States, helping to change the way health-conscious Americans eat, died on Dec 28 in Boston. He was 88.

The cause was pancreatic cancer, said Alex Jack, general manager of the Kushi