[permaculture] Brake Fern (pteris vittata) removes arsenic from soil

John Schinnerer eco_living at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 22 01:02:10 EST 2002


Aye, and here's the rub:

"For now, he has exclusive rights to grow the fern, thanks to a
Washington lawyer who patented the fern after learning of the UF
researchers' discovery."

I can't think of anything even vaguely civil to say about this
patenting of plants crap...&*#%^&*!!@#%!.... :-p.

John Schinnerer, MA
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