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GPS Technology & Botanical Art

GPS Technology & Botanical Art | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The focus on technology, plants and art this month has been both fun and stressful. How does one even begin to blend a discipline as ancient, traditional, moving and beautiful as botanical art with...
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The phylogeny of Czech hops

The phylogeny of Czech hops | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Long breeding work aimed at fine aroma hops results in high quality aroma aspects, which are used to produce the best beer. Czech hops are the security of the highest brewing quality in many breweries all over the world. Saaz
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Mapping responsible soy irresponsibly

Mapping responsible soy irresponsibly | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Good thinking by the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) to map where it is most — and least — environmentally responsible to extend soy cultivation in South America. “An interesting exercise, isn’t it?” they ask. No doubt it was
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Sweet taste perception may be (partly) genetic

Sweet taste perception may be (partly) genetic | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Some people may perceive sweet tastes as weaker than others – perhaps leading them to add more sugar or sweetener to gain the same level of sweetness, new re...
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Herbals attacked for poor quality; industry calls for greater enforcement

Herbals attacked for poor quality; industry calls for greater enforcement | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A BBC investigation in the UK has questioned quality control in the botanicals sector, especially those sold as food supplements. The industry has called for...
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Elderberry reduces cold severity in air travellers: Study

Elderberry reduces cold severity in air travellers: Study | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Antioxidant-rich elderberry extracts can reduce the severity of colds among air travellers, Australian researchers have found.
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Green tea extracts fail to protect skin against UV

Green tea extracts fail to protect skin against UV | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A combination of green tea extracts and vitamin C may not protect skin from sun burn, says a new double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial from England.
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The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way

The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
We know that a gene can determine how strongly we experience bitter flavors. Scientists wanted to know if this was also true for sweet. Their study shows genetics may affect our taste for sugar, too.
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The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way

The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
We know that a gene can determine how strongly we experience bitter flavors. Scientists wanted to know if this was also true for sweet. Their study shows genetics may affect our taste for sugar, too.
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Gardening Hardiness Zones - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics

Gardening Hardiness Zones - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
When planting a garden, it is best to understand which crops will preform best in different cli...
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New carnivorous plant species found on Facebook

New carnivorous plant species found on Facebook | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The huge 'magnificent sundew' was unknown to science until a scientist stumbled across its photo on Facebook.
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Indigenous Voices In Asia - Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia

Indigenous Voices In Asia - Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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How to end palm oil’s unsustainable rule

How to end palm oil’s unsustainable rule | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
There are good reasons to diversify into other edible oils, but it will take strategic thinking, says Bhavani Shankar.
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USAID Seeks Public Comment on Climate Smart Agriculture in Feed the Future | Agrilinks

USAID Seeks Public Comment on Climate Smart Agriculture in Feed the Future | Agrilinks | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
This request for comment comes from Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist at the USAID Bureau for Food Security, which leads the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future. Feed the Future is in the process of enhancing its current cross-cutting theme of climate change in global food security by incorporating Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and would like your input!
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Climate smart agriculture = diverse agriculture, and vice versa

USAID is seeking feedback on the climate smart agriculture (CSA) strategy of its Feed the Future programme. Recall that CSA has three objectives1 Sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes. Adapting and building resilience to climate change. Reducing and/or removing greenhouse
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Medieval Herbals in Movable Type

Medieval Herbals in Movable Type | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
By Michael North This post is the second in a series exploring the National Library of Medicine’s rich and varied collection of “herbals,” which are books devoted to the description of medicinal pl...
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Olive oil prices up 10% due to drought and disease

Olive oil prices up 10% due to drought and disease | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The price of olive oil has risen 10% this year as European supplies continue to be affected by the Xylella fastidiosa disease in Italy and a drough...
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Ketones get rough ride at Tour de France

Ketones get rough ride at Tour de France | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The use of potentially performance enhancing ketones at the Tour de France cycling race has raised questions about their efficacy, legality and scale of usage.
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Could beetroot juice help you exercise for longer?

Could beetroot juice help you exercise for longer? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Chronic consumption of beetroot juice may improve cardiovascular health and potentially delay the onset of fatigue in healthy people, says a new study.
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Tea Sommeliers Are The Hot New Thing In Food Pairing

Tea Sommeliers Are The Hot New Thing In Food Pairing | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Which black tea goes best with blue cheese? It turns out there is an art to unlocking new flavors in your food by pairing it with tea. And a whole new breed of experts has risen up to spread the word.
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Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Why does sugar leave our brains crying, "More! More! More!"? A neuroscientist and research psychologist who studies sugar addiction breaks it down for us in a clever new TED-Ed video.
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How Aloe vera became a cure-all and cosmetic superstar - New Scientist

How Aloe vera became a cure-all and cosmetic superstar - New Scientist | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Its mucilaginous gel is big business and used daily by many, but until now we had no idea where Aloe vera came from or what makes it so special
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Forager Diego Bonetto reaps the benefits of edible weeds

Forager Diego Bonetto reaps the benefits of edible weeds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Italian-born artist Diego Bonetto runs edible weeds and medicinal plant foraging expeditions.
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Yale Environment 360: Roughly 40 Percent of World Unaware of Climate Change, Survey Says

Yale Environment 360: Roughly 40 Percent of World Unaware of Climate Change, Survey Says | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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