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Matrix of Life
  • In the U.S., 4,200 species - about 1 in 5 native plants - are of conservation concern.
  • Just 103 plant species supply 90 percent of all foods we eat.
  • Fewer than one plant species in 12 have ever been evaluated for human use.
  • Tropical forests once covered an area twice the size of Europe. They could be reduced to fragments in the next 50 years.

Without plants, life on Earth would not exist. On the most fundamental level, plants convert the energy of the sun into chemical compounds that sustain and support all living things.





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