Banking on the Gene

Posted: 9 March 2001

Essential for food, fuel, clothing and shelter - plants are the lifeblood of the world. Yet almost everywhere, that lifeblood is being drained away - as pollution, deforestation, urbanisation and modern agriculture all take their toll.

Earth Report investigates how the diversity of plant life on the planet could solve some of the greatest challenges facing humankind today - if we can halt its destruction.

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