Plants for People (Hardback)
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Short Description for Plants for People In a world dominated by technological change, it is easy to forget the importance of plants: they feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us and cure us. This title gives us an insight into the countless, often surprising ways in which we use plants and considers practical and ethical issues.
- Published: 01 March 2004
- Format: Hardback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781903919088 ISBN 10: 1903919088
- Sales rank: 733,670
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In a world dominated by technological change, it is easy to forget the importance of plants: they feed us, clothe us, clean us, protect us, cure us, transport us and entertain us. Every day, plants play a fundamental role in our lives. PLANTS FOR PEOPLE gives us a fascinating insight into the countless, often surprising ways in which we use plants - from the woodpulp in our clothing and the soya in fast food, to new medicines from daffodil bulbs (for Alzheimer's), yew leaves and hazel nuts (for cancers), and sunflower and rape seeds providing cleaner fuel for our cars. Plants are essential to our lives, yet the ways we manage them are seriously harming people and environments worldwide. PLANTS FOR PEOPLE is a crucial book, considering practical and ethical issues such as organic production, bio-piracy and the Fairtrade movement. Its mission: to help us save the diversity of plant life on earth, and to treat as equals the millions of people whose knowledge and services support us every day.