Plant toxins

Steve Diver steved at
Sun Nov 30 17:42:32 EST 1997


I don't think I read your original post correctly.  The part 
about the bibliography and what is useful didn't register clearly.  

I wonder, can you provide an example of  the plant toxins 
you are thinking about?   I suppose you mean plant toxins 
harmful to people; i.e., strychnine.  

The other toxins that come to mind are plant-based pest controls 
which I suppose could be an appropriate topic for the list, although
perhaps on another day. 
In regards to plant carcinogens, I know that Dr. Bruce Ames the 
toxicology scientist (who, by the way, does not believe pesticides 
present that much danger) identified black pepper as a natural

Well, I never did like to hear that because I like pepper and use it 
on my food liberally,,,,,but I rarely use salt.  Strangely, my brother 
on the other hand, uses salt like crazy and won't touch pepper.  
Then again, he won't eat cranberries, even at Thanksgiving.  

Steve Diver

steved at

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