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"Conversion of Wild Edibles to Agriculture"

  Many "Wild" species are known to exist which are readily available at different times of year in the wild... many MORE than there are plants which are currently considered agricultural. In most cases these plants HAVE been used in past history to great success in agriculture in many parts of the world, and also in many cases they are considered just as safe and just as, if not more as in many instances, nutritious as there currently accepted agricultural counter parts.

    Often these plants have been reduced to the status of weed's or undesirable plant species... not due to nutritious deficiency... but usually due to nothing more than the fact that they have fallen out of popularity or have previously not been realized as edible in nature until recent times. Examples range from the lowly thistle and cat tail and pine, and range to the sweet flavored and ginormous edible wild potato plant which is considered a substitute for agricultural potato in many parts of the world... where often a single specimen can grow large enough to feed a village, or an entire family for a week or more from a single wild potato! The list of possibilities is extensive and as often there are many substitutes available for a single plant species (like the potato) research will be required to assess which would be best adapted based on size, adaptability to agriculture, taste, texture, and nutritional value.