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Botanists, who are scientists who study plants, have identified and described over 3,500 types of plants, but there are many more! Plants have different shapes and sizes, some are so small they can only be seen with a microscope, while others are so tall that it is hardly possible to identify their foliage; many have very colourful flowers others do not have any.
There is such a large variety of plants because they live in different environments of the Earth: in the water, in thick forests or wide plains, in cold climates or blazing deserts. Since millions of years they have had to and have known how to adapt to their environment. Plants provide much of the oxygen that animals and humans breathe, and a large part of the food they eat.

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Plants knowledge

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Man and Plants

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Impacts on ecosystems

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GMOs

In the light of the current food crisis, to increase agricultural productivity on a global scale, it’s possible to expand…

Sustainable agriculture

Sustainable agriculture was established in response to environmental problems caused by the “green revolution” and other production methods having high…

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