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Are mountain meadows turning into forests? – Roberta Kwok – Aeon

Are mountain meadows turning into forests? – Roberta Kwok – Aeon | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
One tree at a time, forests are edging out the world’s mountain meadows. Can we save these islands of diversity?
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Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements

Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of experts.
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NASA’s food and agriculture program: request for proposals

NASA’s food and agriculture program: request for proposals | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Who knew that NASA was interested in food security and agriculture?  I certainly didn’t.  But I was recently sent this request for proposals.  No, they are not looking to grow food on spacesh…
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Tomato flavor! Scientists nail it.

Tomato flavor! Scientists nail it. | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
I am a long-time reader of Science Magazine and every now and then come across an article I just love. My latest favorite is a study titled “A chemical genetic roadmap to improved tomato flav…
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The Cork Oak Forests Want You to Drink More Wine | JSTOR Daily

The Cork Oak Forests Want You to Drink More Wine | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Corks come from a tree that is part of a unique ecosystem dependent on cork harvest for its survival.
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It's Not Magical Realism: Bullets That Bloom | JSTOR Daily

It's Not Magical Realism: Bullets That Bloom | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
With all the human casualties of armed conflict, sometimes the environmental impacts go unnoticed. But th
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Taxonomists, An Endangered Species | Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Taxonomists, An Endangered Species | Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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INTERMODAL | ‘Something very dodgy’: ‘Extinct’ plant found after hub approved

INTERMODAL | ‘Something very dodgy’: ‘Extinct’ plant found after hub approved | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A plant not seen alive for almost two centuries has been found at the Moorebank Intermodal site but the find was revealed only after Stage 1 was approved – which now cannot be changed.
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What is the real cancer risk from eating roast potatoes or toast?

What is the real cancer risk from eating roast potatoes or toast? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The Food Standards Agency has warned that overcooked starchy foods can contain acrylamide, a chemical liked to cancer. But should you be worried?
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Most marijuana medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds

Most marijuana medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Study of 10,000 reports into cannabis finds only enough evidence to support therapeutic use for chemotherapy patients, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis
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Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains. Understanding how can teach us a lot about them, and potentially a lot about us as well
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How Innovative New Dehumidifiers Would Make the Marijuana Business Greener

How Innovative New Dehumidifiers Would Make the Marijuana Business Greener | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Energy efficient dehumidifiers could cut energy use in grow houses by up to 60 percent.
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Dimagranti fatti in farmacia. Ministero mette al bando 40 principi attivi per le preparazioni galeniche. Non si potranno né prescrivere né allestire. Tra questi anche tè verde, finocchio e arancio ...

Dimagranti fatti in farmacia. Ministero mette al bando 40 principi attivi per le preparazioni galeniche. Non si potranno né prescrivere né allestire. Tra questi anche tè verde, finocchio e arancio ... | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Lo prevede un decreto pubblicato sulla Gazzetta di ieri. Vietati la prescrizione al medico e l’allestimento al farmacista di preparazioni magistrali a scopo dimagrante contenenti diversi principi attivi. Limitazioni a scopo cautelativo anche per le preparazioni contenenti principi attivi finora noti per essere impiegati nelle preparazioni galeniche a scopo dimagrante per le quali non esistano evidenze scientifiche sulla loro sicurezza. I precedenti divieti, riferiti ad altre 10 sostanze, risalgono al 2015. IL DECRETO
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Why does the medicinal plant Astragalus membranaceus need to change its name? (updated)

Why does the medicinal plant Astragalus membranaceus need to change its name? (updated) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
(Please see nomenclature update at the end of this post) One of the commonly used herbal medicines in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM
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Sri Lanka's 'Kithul' Palm Syrup: An Ancient Sweetener In Need Of Saving

Sri Lanka's 'Kithul' Palm Syrup: An Ancient Sweetener In Need Of Saving | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Sri Lanka's most popular sweetener is disappearing, due to the destruction of rainforests, inconsistent yields, intensive labor and a fading workforce. And turning the tide isn't going to be easy.
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Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new wheat-like species called Salish Blue that grows back year after year, which not only cuts down on work for farmers, but helps prevent erosion and agricultural waste.
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The Many Unexpected Jobs of the Clubmoss Spore | JSTOR Daily

The Many Unexpected Jobs of the Clubmoss Spore | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The first working internal combustion machine debuted in 1807, powered by lycopodium powder, which is made of explosive plant spores.
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Migrant coconuts

Migrant coconuts | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A couple of days, Jay Bost asked about the origin of coconuts in the Americas: Anyone ever explore possibility of dispersal of coconut to Americas by Polynesians? Given movement of sweet potato and chickens, any chance they brought coconut? The

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In Pursuit of Plants: poaching orchids

In Pursuit of Plants: poaching orchids | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Collectors and purveyors of herbal remedies threaten rare Great Lakes regional species.
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Western Innovator: A laser look at apple skin cells

Western Innovator: A laser look at apple skin cells | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Read Western Innovator: A laser look at apple skin cells from Capital Press
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Vast biodiversity database now available to all | Natural History Museum

Vast biodiversity database now available to all | Natural History Museum | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have a new 'big data' tool to study how human activity affects the planet's biodiversity, with the publication of a gigantic database that compiles studies from across the globe.
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Scientists identify the real king of the forest: fungus

Scientists identify the real king of the forest: fungus | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists find fungi have significant impact on forest diversity
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How do plants read their own shapes?

How do plants read their own shapes? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In our first guest post on the New Phyt blog, Olivier Hamant describes his recent Tansley insight, ‘How do plants read their own shapes?’ Would you like to contribute a guest post? Get in touch wit…
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Shire City Fire Cider: Don’t buy it

Shire City Fire Cider: Don’t buy it | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Do not purchase Shire City Fire Cider, as you are supporting unethical use of trademarks and intellectual property theft in herbal medicine.
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