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Imagine a world where the plants of the planet are harnessed to help its inhabitants find sustainable solutions for some of their most pressing needs – clothing, food, housing, jobs, clean air … clean water. Welcome to planet earth!
Simply put, Economic Botany is the interaction of people with plants. Economic botany is closely related to the field of ethnobotany—that word is based on two Greek roots: ethnos (race: people: cultural group) and botanikos (of herbs) and can mean the plant lore of a race or people as well as the study of that lore.
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- (2018). PLANT Talking Points: Economic Botany - how we value plants... Botanical Society of America, QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/Q4JX5H