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Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says

Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it's still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.
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Can Microbes Heal Your Gut And Mind?

Can Microbes Heal Your Gut And Mind? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
It’s been gut science week at FiveThirtyEight, an exploration of what we know about the gut, what we put into it, and what comes out of it. Two of the articles …
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Rethinking plant patents, and rethinking again

Rethinking plant patents, and rethinking again | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Åsmund Bjørnstad, a plant breeder and professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences at Ås, recently published a stimulating article on plant patents. We asked Daniele Manzella, a policy and legal consultant, to comment. Below are his thoughts. Interested
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Kazakhstan’s treasure trove of wildly-flavoured apples

Kazakhstan’s treasure trove of wildly-flavoured apples | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The apples in our supermarkets are very likely descended from Central Asian ancestors still growing in wild Kazakhstan. The search is on to bring more of them to the world’s attention.
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Why Blue Is Better Than Green At Beating the Blues | JSTOR Daily

Why Blue Is Better Than Green At Beating the Blues | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
There might be a reason why being out in nature can put you in a naturally better mood. A new study researched the psychological benefits of ocean views.  
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Can legumes solve environmental issues?

Can legumes solve environmental issues? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
It's a win-win situation for the environment and the economy when it comes to introducing legumes into agricultural systems, says new research published in Frontiers in Plant Science, carried out by an international team of scientists as part of the European Union project, Legume Futures.
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The race to create super-crops

The race to create super-crops | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Old-fashioned breeding techniques are bearing more fruit than genetic engineering in developing hyper-efficient plants.
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Why the scientific finding that trees "sleep" at night is beautiful

Why the scientific finding that trees "sleep" at night is beautiful | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
From the tiniest bacteria to the largest redwood tree, almost all life on planet Earth is ruled by the 24-hour clock.
Genes that code for a 24-hour circadian rhythm exist "in most every cell
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How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
At the Embajada de la Coca, the green leaf is being restored to its rightful place as a powerful medicinal plant that should be revered instead of reviled.
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Why a drug that lowers cholesterol doesn’t save lives

Why a drug that lowers cholesterol doesn’t save lives | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Five years ago, a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs was drawing lots of praise, but the drugs have failed in various trials since then.
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Bacche di acai, il parere dell’esperta sul “superfood”

Bacche di acai, il parere dell’esperta sul “superfood” | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
APPROFONDIMENTO - Le bacche di acai sono i piccoli frutti esotici dell’Euterpe oleracea, una palma originaria dell’America centrale e meridionale. Nell’aspetto sono simili a mirtilli e hanno un buon contenuto di antocianine (pigmenti della classe dei flavonoidi), ma negli ultimi anni hanno letteralmente fatto il botto come superfood, elogiati per le loro proprietà antiossidanti e…
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Vegans Whip Up a Secret Weapon: Aquafaba

Vegans Whip Up a Secret Weapon: Aquafaba | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Chickpea water has become a sensation as a frothy egg substitute in mousses, meringues and mayonnaise.
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Healthy? Natural? It’s up to the FDA.

Healthy?  Natural? It’s up to the FDA. | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The terms “healthy” and “natural” help to sell food products.  They are about marketing, not health. This makes life difficult for the FDA, which has the unenviable job of d…
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Where are new species found? - AoBBlog

Where are new species found? - AoBBlog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
If students were ever to ask me “Sir , where do you find new species?”, the simplest, honestest, straightforwardest answer is “Everywhere, dear Student, ev
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Wild Plants Post: Why we cite papers

Wild Plants Post: Why we cite papers | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scholarly works are set apart from other types of writings by the use of citations. An essay on natural history might cover a scientific topic, but it is just an essay until it contains citations. Scientific papers are not scientific without citation
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Guess What? You're a Superorganism. | JSTOR Daily

Guess What? You're a Superorganism. | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The White House has announced the "microbiome moonshot" – a push to understand the human microbiome.
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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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‘Natural viagra’ ruling makes a mockery of NHCR

‘Natural viagra’ ruling makes a mockery of NHCR | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The Italian advertising standards body has pulled up Forsamax, a supplement for treating erectile dysfunction, for misleading advertising - providing further proof that the European Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR) has no weight in Italy, according to one expert.
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Global Warming is Pushing Wine Harvests Earlier - But Not Necessarily For the Better | SciTech Connect

Global Warming is Pushing Wine Harvests Earlier - But Not Necessarily For the Better | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Analysis showed that wine harvests are happening earlier, which has historically been a harbinger of high-quality wines. But changing local weather conditions could make it harder to determine when to expect high-quality wines, and that higher temperatures could force wine growers to use different grape varieties.
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Report provides first comprehensive assessment of world’s plants | Maine News Online

Report provides first comprehensive assessment of world’s plants | Maine News Online | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Rubber Plantations Contribute To Reduced Ant Biodiversity

Rubber Plantations Contribute To Reduced Ant Biodiversity | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
At a rubber plantation in China, researchers not only found a striking decrease in the number of ant species, but also in the ants’ functional and phylogenetic diversity.
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When Invasive Species Become Local Cuisine

When Invasive Species Become Local Cuisine | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In Hawaii, scientists and farmers clash over regulating destructive plants that are important to food culture.
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Funded by vitamin makers, naturopaths push to expand in US

Funded by vitamin makers, naturopaths push to expand in US | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Naturopaths, who practice an alternative medicine heavy on herbal supplements, are making a big push to gain more authority and stature across the US.
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Magic mushroom ingredient offers hope for treating depression

Magic mushroom ingredient offers hope for treating depression | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In the first clinical trial of its kind, psilocybin helped improve symptoms in people who had long suffered from severe depression.
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Federal Microbiome Project Aims to Solve Tiny Riddles of Science

Federal Microbiome Project Aims to Solve Tiny Riddles of Science | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The Obama administration and more than 100 institutions are set to announce an initiative that could advance efforts in a wide range of areas, including health and the environment.
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