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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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The U.S. Doesn't Have Enough Of The Vegetables We're Supposed To Eat

The U.S. Doesn't Have Enough Of The Vegetables We're Supposed To Eat | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The government's dietary guidelines recommend that adults consume 2.5 to 3 cups of vegetables a day, But USDA researchers found that only 1.7 cups per person are available.
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Study: Marijuana Genetics Often Mislabeled

Study: Marijuana Genetics Often Mislabeled | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Strains of cannabis sativa or cannabis indica possess relatively few significant genetic differences and are often mislabeled by breeders, according to an evaluation of marijuana taxonomy published online last week in the journal PLOS ONE.
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All eyes on supplement sold with 77 x safe vitamin E levels

All eyes on supplement sold with 77 x safe vitamin E levels | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Luxembourg’s ministry of health has warned consumers not to buy a product containing 77 times the recommended safe daily dose of vitamin E.
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Effetti della cannabis sul cervello: la variabile è il tabacco

Effetti della cannabis sul cervello: la variabile è il tabacco | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
SALUTE - Nelle ricerche che studiano gli effetti della marijuana sulla nostra salute, l’elemento “tabacco” è sempre difficile da gestire. Finora è accaduto spesso che si cercasse di escludere dalle...
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Research in Focus: Recognizing pathogens, and recognizing errors | Plant Science Today

Research in Focus: Recognizing pathogens, and recognizing errors | Plant Science Today | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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In susceptible plants, Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae evades detection and causes disease. Resistance occurs when plants carrying the immune receptor XA21 recognize the bacterial RaxX protein; immune responses are initiated and the plant remains healthy

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GM-free sweet potatoes answer to vitamin A deficiency?

GM-free sweet potatoes answer to vitamin A deficiency? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
South African researchers have created new beta carotene- rich sweet potatoes that could offer a solution to rampant vitamin A deficiency.
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Biodiversity is the best defence against corn pests

Biodiversity is the best defence against corn pests | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Farmers' first line of defence against pests is the ecosystem in and around their fields, write Jonathan Lundgren & Scott Fausti. With widespread or indiscriminate use of pesticides essential biodiversity is lost - and the result is more frequent and serious infestations, and a decline in food security.
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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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U of M study explains why hemp and marijuana are different

U of M study explains why hemp and marijuana are different | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Genetic differences between hemp and marijuana determine whether Cannabis plants have the potential for psychoactivity, a new study by University of Minnesota scientists shows. The study was published in the July 17 online edition of New Phytologist.
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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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Wood identification supports legal timber trade | Kew Blogs

Kew botanist Peter Gasson reveals the key role that wood identification plays in supporting the legal trade of timber and its products.
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Marijuana Use May Lower Sperm Counts 'Quite a Lot'

Marijuana Use May Lower Sperm Counts 'Quite a Lot' | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Smoking pot frequently may lower men's sperm counts, a new study finds.
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Stop counting calories and start promoting nutritional value, urge researchers

Stop counting calories and start promoting nutritional value, urge researchers | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
When it comes to cutting levels of obesity-related heart disease and death, it’s time to stop counting calories, and start to make simple changes that improve the nutritional value of diets, argue public health experts.
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Fennel supplements – why do Europeans take them and are they safe?

Fennel supplements – why do Europeans take them and are they safe? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Fennel may be the sixth most consumed botanical in some European countries, but little is known about its safety or rate of consumption, say PlantLIBRA researchers looking at it for the first time.
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Risultati e limiti di 20 anni di ricerche sulla cannabis

Risultati e limiti di 20 anni di ricerche sulla cannabis | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
SALUTE - Nel 1993 erano pochi gli studi epidemiologici ad aver valutato gli effetti della cannabis sulla salute. La maggior parte della letteratura scientifica consisteva in studi condotti su anima...
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Do vitamin supplements cause cancer? | JSTOR Daily

Do vitamin supplements cause cancer? | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
There's been a long history of research on vitamin supplements and their potential cancer risk.
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The cannabis experiment

The cannabis experiment | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
As marijuana use becomes more acceptable, researchers are scrambling to answer key questions about the drug.
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Are Vitamin E Supplements Healthy or Harmful?

Are Vitamin E Supplements Healthy or Harmful? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Are vitamin E supplements risky? For most of us, the answer may be yes.
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What degree of evidence is required to make an EU health claim?

What degree of evidence is required to make an EU health claim? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Eight years after the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) came into force the question of how to win a health claim is still not satisfacto...
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That Neat and Tidy Map of Tastes on the Tongue You Learned in School is All Wrong | SciTech Connect

That Neat and Tidy Map of Tastes on the Tongue You Learned in School is All Wrong | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Everybody has seen the tongue map – that diagram of the tongue with different sections cordoned off for taste receptors. Turns out it's completely wrong.
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Elderberry benefits air travelers

Elderberry benefits air travelers | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The negative health effects of international air travel are well documented but now it seems that the common elderberry can provide some relief.
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