Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science
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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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Carob flours: The novel antioxidant option for cereal?

Carob flours: The novel antioxidant option for cereal? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Mediterranean carob seed flours hold potential as a novel, antioxidant ingredient for cereal products, according to scientists.
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Vegetarian diet could slash blood pressure: Meta-analysis

Vegetarian diet could slash blood pressure: Meta-analysis | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Consuming a vegetarian diet may be associated with lower blood pressure, and as such could be used to reduce blood pressure and heart disease risk, say researchers.
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Is methane from palm oil waste the next industry climate concern?

Is methane from palm oil waste the next industry climate concern? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
While the debate about deforestation due to palm oil rumbles on, new research has suggested that the release of methane from palm oil processing wastewater may also be a significant concern.
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Salt in bread, cereal UK highest contributor to children's diet

Salt in bread, cereal UK highest contributor to children's diet | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A professor of cardiovascular medicine has said industry must get their act together after his UK study found bread and cereal to collectively be the highest contributors to salt consumption among children.
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Anti-aging diet: Low nutrient intake may hold clues

Anti-aging diet: Low nutrient intake may hold clues | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A new theory of why dietary restrictions can work to reduce disease risk and increase longevity suggests that it is a sever restriction in nutrient intake, rather than calorie intake, that may result in the well known effect.
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Herbal cannabis not recommended for rheumatology patients

Herbal cannabis not recommended for rheumatology patients | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. A new article explores the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advises healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy.
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Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard?

Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A fossil whale graveyard in Chile could have been the result of poisoning by microscopic algae, says a recent study.
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From Aztecs To Oscars: Popcorn's Beautiful, Explosive Journey

From Aztecs To Oscars: Popcorn's Beautiful, Explosive Journey | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Long before it fueled moviegoers, popcorn helped lay the foundation for the Aztec empire. In our video, we look at popcorn under a microscope, where the rock-hard kernel's fluffy secret is revealed.
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Wake Up And Smell The Caffeine. It's A Powerful Drug

Wake Up And Smell The Caffeine. It's A Powerful Drug | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Around the world, many of us start our day with a drug derived from a natural insecticide: caffeine. Murray Carpenter tells the tale in Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us.
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Where do olives come from? - AoB Blog

Where do olives come from? - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
An analysis of patterns of genetic differentiation finds evidence of reciprocal gene exchanges between populations of Mediterranean and Saharan olives.
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Genetically Modified Wheat

Genetically Modified Wheat | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Bread and the wheat from which it is derived are sold to us in down to earth language, as natural, plain and wholesome. Television advertisements employ pictures of bygone rural idylls, fields of g...
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The Importance of Access - AoB Blog

The Importance of Access - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Access to scientific results can be difficult. There are things journals can do to help.
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In the future we could use plants to mine the Earth for us

In the future we could use plants to mine the Earth for us | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In the future we might not need humans, or even robots, to go down into the Earth and hack out chunks of metal. With a little work, plants might be able to do the mining for us.
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Stevia boosts reduced sugar drinks category

Stevia boosts reduced sugar drinks category | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Stevia-derived sweeteners have given the reduced sugar beverage category a boost, as manufacturers look to appeal to consumers looking for fewer calories without artificial sweeteners, according to a Euromonitor analyst.
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How nutritious are gluten-free foods?

How nutritious are gluten-free foods? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
One of the main drivers of the gluten-free market is a desire for healthier diets and better nutrition – as opposed to medical need – but how healthy is the nutritional profile of typical gluten-free foods?
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Study reveals growing global reliance on handful of crops

Study reveals growing global reliance on handful of crops | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Global per capita food supply has increased over the past 50 years – but it has become more similar among countries, increasing reliance worldwide on a narrow range of commodities.
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Mars commits to palm oil deforestation policy

Mars commits to palm oil deforestation policy | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Mars has committed to ending deforestation associated with its palm oil supply by the end of 2015, becoming the latest multinational to do so, alongside Unilever and Nestlé, among others.
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Evidence mixed on the usefulness of echinacea for colds

Evidence mixed on the usefulness of echinacea for colds | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
For people seeking a natural treatment for the common cold, some preparations containing the plant Echinacea work better than nothing, yet “evidence is weak,” finds a new report.
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Doomsday Seed Vault's New Adds: "Space Beer" Barley, Brazil Beans

Doomsday Seed Vault's New Adds: "Space Beer" Barley, Brazil Beans | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Beer and whiskey lovers, raise a glass to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which has just taken in 20,000 new crop varieties-including 575 types of barley.
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Once Exotic, Now Ubiquitous, Bananas Deserve A Bunch More Respect

Once Exotic, Now Ubiquitous, Bananas Deserve A Bunch More Respect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
They're creamy, delicious, full of nutrients — and, as a crop, they have a complex history. But banana enthusiast Laura B. Weiss keeps it simple in her appreciation of America's No. 1 fruit, with sweet suggestions for breakfast and dessert.
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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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Those Supermarket Mushrooms Didn't Come from a Forest | Fooducate

Those Supermarket Mushrooms Didn't Come from a Forest | Fooducate | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A brief video explaining modern day mushroom manufacturing...
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Trichome evolution in Neotropical lianas - AoB Blog

Trichome evolution in Neotropical lianas - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Nogueira et al. integrate phylogenetic and morpho-anatomical data in a study on the evolutionary history of the tribe Bignonieae.
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Pavement cells, a living puzzle - AoB Blog

Pavement cells, a living puzzle - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Have you heard about living jigsaw puzzles? Imagine such a puzzle in which the individual pieces were not static but they were continuously changing.
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Feel the force! - AoB Blog

Feel the force! - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Study suggests that arabidopsis shoots do have a gravisensing mechanism that converts the number of gravity-settling amyloplasts into gravitropic signals.
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