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A manifesto for the valorization of wild edible plants

Loretta Bacchetta
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Francesco Visioli
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Giulia Cappelli
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Emily Caruso
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Gary Martin
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Eva Nemeth
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Gianni Bacchetta
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Gianni Bedini
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Alexander Wezel
Tedje van Asseldonk
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Leo van Raamsdonk
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Francesca Mariani
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Ethnopharmacological relevance Wild foods constitute an essential component of people's diets around the world, but despite their widespread use and their cultural importance, wild edible plants (WEPs) lack recognition as significant contributors to the human diet in developed countries. Materials and methods We stimulate national and international bodies dealing with food and agriculture, to increase their attention and investments on WEPs, leveraging the results of scientific investigation, enhancing the link between in situ conservation strategies and sustainable use of plant genetic diversity. Results and conclusions WEPs should be reconsidered throughout their value chain, capturing their important socio-cultural, health, and economic benefits to indigenous and local communities and family farmers who are engaged in their production and wild-harvesting.
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hal-03823822 , version 1 (21-10-2022)



Loretta Bacchetta, Francesco Visioli, Giulia Cappelli, Emily Caruso, Gary Martin, et al.. A manifesto for the valorization of wild edible plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2016, 191, pp.180-187. ⟨10.1016/j.jep.2016.05.061⟩. ⟨hal-03823822⟩


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