The numbingly academic-sounding "10% Rule of Energy Transfer" keeps nearly a billion fellow Earthlings starving on their feet. Plants are more than leafy amusements for the windowsill. Plants can end global starvation. This is simple biophysics. It's now a question of will.
You leave a plant by the window, and the next day its leafy little tendrils are reaching through the venetian blinds, grasping for sunlight with what looks like theatrical desperation. How? HOW?! Easy there, Plant-Panic-Person®. We figured it out. Well, science figured it out. We're just passing the news along.
As kale’s ticker-tape parade nears its end, the briefly-beloved leaf prepares to trudge sadly back to its old job as the inedible garnish used to liven-up the crushed ice in Pizza Hut’s® salad bar. Poor kale. Yes, it remains a superfood.
We can't all love all vegetables all of the time. “Hate” is an ugly word, though. Detest? Reject? Abjure? How about a Shakespearean revulsion? “Prithee, mother—no more spinach. My gorge rises at it!” Based on numerous polls, here is a wildly opinionated list of our most feared vegetables.
You've seen these little wheatgrass stands. Usually there is a blender, an overly-energized server in an apron, and a decorative little plot of earth with bright green grass growing straight up out of it with therectitude of a marine drill sergeant's crew cut.
Does a cow get its protein by eating beef? That would make it a fairly unpopular cow out there in the pasture. The subject of complete plant proteins spans an array of topics -- from dinosaurs to dandelions to neolithic foot fatigue. Oh, and plants DO contain complete proteins. They're alive, aren't they?