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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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Do Vitamins and Supplements Make Antidepressants More Effective?

Do Vitamins and Supplements Make Antidepressants More Effective? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Fish oil, Vitamin D and other nutrients appear to raise the potency of medication
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Desert cactus purifies contaminated water for aquaculture, drinking and more (video)

Farm-grown fish are an important source of food with significant and worldwide societal and economic benefits, but the fish that come from thes
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Revealed: why your Pinot noir is actually a Pinot blanc (or was that a Pinot gris?)

Revealed: why your Pinot noir is actually a Pinot blanc (or was that a Pinot gris?) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Spreading mutations and chimeric plants – there's a lot going on in the Pinot grape.
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Scientists uncover what makes plants 'clot': Two enzymes help plants recover when cut

Scientists uncover what makes plants 'clot': Two enzymes help plants recover when cut | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Just like humans, when plants are cut they clot at the site of the wound. Just how they do it is has been a botanical mystery until now. Two researchers have uncovered the enzymes that produce this response.
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Decision time: Inorganic or Organic..? - AoB Blog

Decision time: Inorganic or Organic..? - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Plants need appropriate amounts of essential nutrients if they are to grow fully and generate the yield of which they are capable. Quite often, however, on
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Elderberry extracts may protect air travelers from colds and flu

Elderberry extracts may protect air travelers from colds and flu | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Supplementation with a standardized elderberry extract may reduce the duration and symptoms of the common cold for air travelers, report scientists from Griffith University in Australia.
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The Myth of Functional Foods | Fooducate

The Myth of Functional Foods | Fooducate | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The average American supermarket has 50,000 products give or take a few. Notice how ALL OF THEM are somehow labeled good for you? If it’s high in fat
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What’s hitting the shelves? Coffee brewed in maple water, acai juice with chia, and alcoholic root beer

What’s hitting the shelves? Coffee brewed in maple water, acai juice with chia, and alcoholic root beer | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
From new cold-pressed juices in the US to the alcoholic root beer category in Australia, we take a look at some of the new products reaching beverage aisles across the globe this month. 
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Healthy eating guidelines not eco-friendly enough, say scientists

Healthy eating guidelines not eco-friendly enough, say scientists | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Following global dietary advice for healthy eating could help avoid over five million deaths per year, but it will only cut carbon emissions by 29% - nowhere near enough to prevent global temperatures rising above two degrees, British researchers say.
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New plant: Microorganism symbiosis discovered

New plant: Microorganism symbiosis discovered | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a symbiotic association between an endophytic fungus and the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, which could lead to a more sustainable agriculture.
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What's In Your Honeybees? | JSTOR Daily

What's In Your Honeybees? | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Honeybees contribute an estimated $15 billion annually to the U.S. economy, but continue to be in very bad shape. 
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Can urban gardeners benefit ecosystems while keeping food traditions alive? | ACES News :: College of ACES, University of Illinois

Can urban gardeners benefit ecosystems while keeping food traditions alive? | ACES News :: College of ACES, University of Illinois | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Viewpoint: The rejected vegetables that aren’t even wonky - BBC News

Viewpoint: The rejected vegetables that aren’t even wonky - BBC News | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Why are we throwing away tonnes of perfectly good food every year, asks Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
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All our food is 'genetically modified' in some way – where do you draw the line?

All our food is 'genetically modified' in some way – where do you draw the line? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Everything from domesticated carrots to glow-in-the-dark tobacco fits somewhere on the spectrum. 'Banning GM' isn't a simple yes-no decision.
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Can more fiber restore microbiome diversity?

Can more fiber restore microbiome diversity? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists are pushing to restore human health in Western countries by changing our diet to restore the microbial species lost over the evolution of Western diet. Researchers advocate for strategically increasing dietary fiber intake as one path forward in regaining microbial biodiversity.
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A couple of coffees a day keeps bowel cancer at bay: Study

A couple of coffees a day keeps bowel cancer at bay: Study | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Coffee consumption decreases the risk of developing colorectal cancer, according to US researchers.
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Red wine may offer heart protection by altering gut microbiome: Study

Red wine may offer heart protection by altering gut microbiome: Study | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A compound found in red wine may reduce the risk of heart disease by changing the gut microbiome, according to a study.
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DNA seaweed authentication test launched in UK

DNA seaweed authentication test launched in UK | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
UK bulk seaweed ingredient supplier Seaweed & Co has teamed with Geneius Laboratories to develop a DNA-based seaweed certification test after working together for five months.
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Americans’ Concern About Climate Change Is Growing

Americans’ Concern About Climate Change Is Growing | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
"We didn’t know when it was going to happen, but it looks like it’s happening now."
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Key to Herbal Remedy’s Success May Be in the Bacteria

Key to Herbal Remedy’s Success May Be in the Bacteria | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is a most popular herbal formula in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests the remedy’s immune-boosting effects are due, at least in part, to bacteria that grow on the roots of one of the formula’s component herbs.
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Pinpointing the effects of fertilizer

Pinpointing the effects of fertilizer | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Plant biologists at the University of Illinois and Michigan State University have pinpointed the area of genomes within nitrogen-fixing bacteria in roots, called rhizobia, that's being altered when the plant they serve is exposed to nitrogen fertilizer.
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