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it is a simple fact that very few plants are toxic
That view will land a forager in the hospital or the morgue. If one has great health insurance and doesn't mind being sick for several days to weeks by all means graze at will.

Edible plants are an extreme minority of wild plants. What is deadly is a matter of degrees. Onions can kill you. Acorns can kill you. Then there are the deadly one that will dispatch you long before you can get to the hosptial.

If one identifies a plant beyound a doubt the chances of being ill are small, excluding allergies. (Excluding mushrooms) if you are not deathly sick within the hour, you will probably survive, albeit you could be miserable for weeks.
 

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i've been grazing, for 20 +years in my area.
i'm just fine thanks.:)

btw...i'm canadian. i have great health insurance.:thumb:
Canadian. Ah, that would explain your liberal socialism though I hear the health care is not so good.

I teach foraging. That is how I make my living. Most plants will make you sick. Quite a few can kill you. Keeping beginners from "grazing" is my prime challenge. You might graze knowingly. They most certainly do not. Teaching people what to eat is easy. Keeping them from eating what can make them sick is a full time responsibility. (Plus you forage in a temperate, distinct seasonal climate, much different than elsehwhere.)
 
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