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A farm worker runs a tine weeder on Jason Hunton's organic wheat crop. It's like a giant comb, scraping up weeds and bits of wheat along with it. Courtney Flatt/Northwest Public Radio hide caption

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This young male, buried at a prehistoric site in Central Sudan, probably munched on the roots of a plant called purple nutsedge. Donatella Usai/Centro Studi Sudanesi and Sub-Sahariani hide caption

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This Dirty Little Weed May Have Cleaned Up Ancient Teeth

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Freshly picked weeds, hot from the fryer. Sarah Miles/Flickr hide caption

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A Sweet Solution For Dandelions: Eat 'Em To Beat 'Em

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Seattle Forager Inspires Others To Learn About Wild, Forgotten Foods

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