Plants in Peril

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Plants in Peril

  • 1986 ----- color ----- 26 min ----- vhs
  • Extinction is not a problem limited to the animal kingdom. Experts estimate that two species of plants will disappear every day for the next fifty years. Plants with potential medical, chemical or other commercial value are vanishing before we have a chance to understand their worth. Most plants will be lost from the topical rain forest which is the foundation of our food supply. Explores various methods of saving plants: habitat preservation, virus-resistance, synthetic seed, and gene engineering. For if there is to be a future for genetically engineered crops, we must insure the safety of "green" genes not yet lost.
  • Topics: (Biology, Botany, Ecology)