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Welcome to the SB&F Editor's Blog. I am Maria Sosa, Editor-in-Chief of SB&F. Through this blog I hope to interact with the SB&F community and post news and information related to science books, videos, authors, opportunities and other topics of interest to our readers. I hope you find the blog useful and entertaining. Please, join the conversation by posting a comment on our Facebook page. I'd love to hear from you!

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  • If You Can't Stop Kudzu, Why Not Eat It?

    Kudzu was introduced from Japan into the United States at the Japanese pavilion in the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. It is a prototypical invasive species, adapting so well to its new environment that today grows throughout most of the southeastern United States. A deadly invader, it kills or damages other plants by smothering them under a blanket of leaves. It can completely encompass tree trunks or even uproot an entire tree. So why not eat it? Though it lends itself to pithy headlines, the idea of eating invasive species is somewhat complex and not necessarily the "easy" solution to the problem that it can appear to be on the surface. Eating invasive species made news...      Read more...
    Published 17 Aug 2012 1:30 PM by Maria Sosa