Visit this link http://scienceline.org/2012/02/the-chocolate-wars/ to find out why the future of chocolate plants is at risk.
ArtPlantae Today posted (1/27/2012) a wonderful piece reporting an interview with cultural anthropologist, Emanuela Appetiti, and historian of science, Alain Touwaide from the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions. The full article can be accessed here.
An exciting new study by Dr. Quave and colleagues reporting the activity of ellagic acid derivatives against S. aureus biofilms was published today in PLoS One. These compounds were isolated from a medicinal blackberry plant used in southern Italy to treat skin infections. The full article is accessible at this…
BBC News(1/2/2012): A project to catalogue every plant species in Iraq has been restarted, 25 years after it was put on hold because of the political situation in the country. Visit this link to watch the video explaining the project: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16317974
BBC report (12/20/11): The UN has co-produced a study that lists scientific details of Amazon plant species that can be harvested for economic or medicinal purposes. Read full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16248485
BBC News article (12/21/2011): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16270759
Science Daily news article(12/15/2011): http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111215095243.htm