Leaves April 20

 

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Leaves links out to the very best plant-related content I’ve found on the internet this week.

Surprise, surprise: Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food

“A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature, predominantly plants, is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention.”

What do you do when you’re a bored plant geek with access to an MRI machine? (more fun than you would think!) MRI scans of fruit and vegetables these are both mesmerising and vaguely terrifying.

Grow hardy quinoa, Otago botanist urges: Man after my own heart, Prof Paul Guy is urging farmers to grow this alternative staple.

Plans for the rest of the weekend? I’m using the elderberries foraged from my sister-in-law’s fridge to make immune-boosting elderberry gummy bears for the kids.

Vyacheslav Mishchenko has a lot of time on his hands, thankfully. While I’m chasing snails out of my world, the Ukranian photographer invites them in and oh, how they look so cute. Thanks, Bored Panda.

And while we’re doing magical and enchanting, take a look at the 20 magical tree tunnels that you’ll want to be promenading down.

 

What would you add to this list? Seen great plant content latelt? Let’s hear about it in the comments.