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Originally posted by RedParrotHead
reply to post by Evolutionsend
While there may be very few lethal plants/vegetation out there, many of them are indirectly lethal in a survival situation - i.e. cause sickness which could dehydrate you (diarrhea) or make it impossible for you to much of anything besides be miserable.
The 'universal edibility test" takes a lot of time and effort not to mention contains many rules that are near impossible to remember unless you've prepped and studied...turning over a log is pretty quick and easy.
I'm no fan of eating grubs and beetles but I would do it to meet immediate needs rather than spending time & energy on foraging.