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Strawberry fields may not be forever, charity warns

Jul 06, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

WILD strawberries are in such steep decline that the only fruits left could soon be "those boxed in plastic in the supermarket aisles", a wildlife charity has warned.

The "steady, quiet and under-reported decline" of meadows, with 97 per cent eradicated since the Thirties, is one of the biggest tragedies in the history of UK nature conservation, Plantlife said. As a result, a number of traditional meadow and other grassland flowers that were once widespread are now classed as "near threate...