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5 reasons we need to start nurturing – and eating – weeds

As the global population grows, weeds can become a reliable food source. Image: REUTERS/Lindsay Morris

Douglas Broom

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Weeds act like a carbon sink and can help control climate change. Image: Pixabay
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The seeds from the Kochia plant are used as a garnish in Japanese cuisine. Image: Pixabay
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Purslane is surprisingly high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Image: Pixabay
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Already a feature of Mexican cuisine, cactus can be added to salads and smoothies. Image: Pixabay
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Weeds in a field are trying to tell you something about the quality of the soil. Image: Pixabay
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Young dandelion leaves contain more beta-carotene than carrots. Image: Pixabay
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