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Weeds to some are food to others

Nova Scotians find common lawn weeds prized menu items


March 1, 2020
By CBC News

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Plantain, found growing in a dirt driveway, has nutritional value. Aidan Geary/CBC

What many Canadians wish never to see growing on their lawns are a highly sought-after food source for others. In Nova Scotia, dandelions, plantain, clover and cattails are prized menu items for some who originally learned of their nutritional value while trying to make ends meet. Now, they’re hooked on the cheap and abundant greens.

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