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Coverage of edible plants since May 1, 2020.

FOREST INK: Ecotourism in Ancient Boreal forests

"...With all the restrictions on travelling and impacts of climate change maybe it is time to think about visiting some unique areas in our own backyard..."

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Ecotourism in ancient boreal forests

"...Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer..."

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Tree-covered tower gives every resident a greenery filled balcony

"...We've no word on the actual construction budget, but the firm says costs were kept low by using prefabricated concrete and keeping things simple where possible. It also helps that this is the latest in a growing number of Vertical Forest-style projects produced since the original Bosco Verticale in Milan, so the firm has these down to a fine art by now. "The Trudo Tower in Eindhoven represents the achievement of a great goal for all of us, namely that of making the Vertical Forest typology of building (something which we are experimenting with in different parts of the world) accessible even for tenants with low incomes; this is to show that living in contact with trees and greenery – and enjoying their advantages – is not the prerogative of rich people but could well become a possible choice for millions of citizens around the world," says Stefano Boeri..."

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Metro Vancouver: Stage 1 lawn watering regulations come into effect on May 1 Indo-Canadian Voice

"...The 2020 Water Quality Annual Report confirms that the multiple protections in place for drinking water — including watershed protection, water treatment and the ongoing operation of the water system — allow Metro Vancouver to fulfill its role of delivering drinking water to the region.  Last year, the quality of treated water met or exceeded water quality standards and the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality..."

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Self-contained SmartFarm grows plants using water drawn from the air

"...In many parts of the world there may not be much precipitation, but there is a fair amount of water vapor in the air – particularly at night. An experimental new device draws in that vapor, then uses it to irrigate edible plants. Known as the SmartFarm, the small-scale prototype was designed by a team at the National University of Singapore, led by Asst..."

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Choosing the right cover crop to protect the soil

"...Enter cover crops. Cover crops are inedible plants grown during the off-season. Their roots help keep soil in place, preventing erosion..."

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Microbes working together multiply biomass conversion possibilities

"...With the race for renewable energy sources in full swing, plants offer one of the most promising candidates for replacing crude oil. Lignocellulose in particular - biomass from non-edible plants like grass, leaves, and wood that don't compete with food crops - is abundant and renewable and offers a great alternative source to petroleum for a whole range of chemicals..."

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Desert greenhouses offer growth opportunities

"...IMAGE: Controlled-environment agriculture combines energy-efficient, transparent solar panels; low-energy desiccant cooling; salt-tolerant edible plants; and algal biotechnology. view more ..."

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Bruce Botanical Food Gardens kick off 2020 season

"...The Bruce Botanical Food Gardens is a registered not-for-profit organization that grows over 250 varieties of rare, endangered and heirloom edible plants. All produce grown in the garden is provided on a “pay as you are able to” basis. The Board of Directors for the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens is pleased to announce that as approved by the Province of Ontario, work will begin immediately for the 2020 gardening season..."

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Abbotsford Farmers Market can open in May

"...Only food sales allowed at farmers markets, which have been declared an essential service by province Tyler OlsenMay. 1, 2020 1:10 p. m..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about edible plants.

Ecosystems Episode 3: The Grassland Ecosystem!

"...Learn about the incredible plants and animals that make up this natural system in the third installment of our ecosystems series!..."

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Ecosystems Episode 4: The River Ecosystem! (1/2)

"...In this two part video, we'll examine both the hydrology of river ecosystems and the incredible plants and animals that call this place their home!..."

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Ecosystems Episode 4: The River Ecosystem! (2/2)

"...In this two part video, we'll examine both the hydrology of river ecosystems and the incredible plants and animals that call this place their home!..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about edible plants relevant to the latest news.

A review on morpho-physiological traits of plants under phthalates stress and insights into their uptake and translocation

"...The main sources of phthalate in agricultural soils are the use of plastic mulching, irrigation with wastewater, pesticide spraying, use of biosolids for improving soil properties, etc..."

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Lignocellulosic biofuel production: review of alternatives

"...In addition, investment on waste disposal is not economical; however, recycling of the same waste for renewable energy production is favorable in the economic and social development of the society in an eco-friendly manner..."

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Livelihood strategies and use of forest resources in a protected area in the Brazilian semiarid

"...We use an environmentally protected area in the Brazilian semiarid to describe the livelihood strategies of the local people and assess how socioeconomic variables affect the dependence on forest resources..."

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The social valuation of agro-ecosystem services at different scales: A case study from Kyrenia (Girne) Region of Northern Cyprus

"...To do so, the major objectives of the study were (i) to elicit the shared stakeholders' perspectives of AESs and (ii) to record the agro-ecosystem plant biodiversity and associated traditional knowledge as a provider of AESs..."

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Effects of prescription antibiotics on soil- and root-associated microbiomes and resistomes in an agricultural context

"...The use of treated wastewater for crop irrigation is rapidly increasing to respond to the ever-growing demands for water and food resources..."

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Reactive extraction: a promising approach to separate protocatechuic acid

"...Protocatechuic acid, present in waste streams of food processing industries, is considered a phenolic pollutant..."

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A note on an important edible, rare and the famine food plant of Indian Thar Desert: Glossonema varians (Stocks) Benth. ex Hook

"...The plant is used as famine food at the time of food scarcity and local people also used it as fodder..."

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An overview of wild edible fruits of Western Ghats, India

"...Scientific research on suitable species is suggested to identify the competent species to replace/improve/substitute the common cultivated species in chemical constitutent, nutritional value and also to explore the possibilities of wild edible plants to provide food security for the growing population..."

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Traditional food plants of the upper Aswa River catchment of northern Uganda?a cultural crossroads

"...Background In the parkland agroforestry system of northern Uganda, smallholder farming households rely on a diversity of plant species to fulfil their nutritional requirements, many of which also serve a range of medicinal, cultural, and livelihood functions..."

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Usage of wild-Growing Plants as Foodstuff

"...These plants make it possible to ensure food security in areas or periods of food shortages..."

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Nanofertilizers towards sustainable agriculture and environment

"...This review focuses on the design, contribution, and interaction of nano-enabled fertilizers with edible plants based on very recent studies..."

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