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Discussion in 'Plants: In the News' started by Daniel Mosquin, Jan 18, 2007.
17th century “The Ambonese Herbal” may provide a new medicine. New York Times.
Everything's in the rainforests and they're being clearing away, the genetic resources alone being lost...it's staggering.
We won't miss it until it's gone! What viruses /diseases will we unleash in this mass destruction?
This brings to mind the movie Medicine Man. I don't think I will ever forget the end of the movie. The reality of the situation hit me very hard. The message was very loud and very clear. A "simple" act of man can do untold damage. We perhaps will never know just how much damage we have done and will do in the future.
On a similiar thread....
Jewels of the jungle ( Dr. Gary Strobel's adventures for plant medicines )
Part 1: http://www.lifeonterra.com/episode.php?id=66
Part 2: http://www.lifeonterra.com/episode.php?id=67
Part 3: http://www.lifeonterra.com/episode.php?id=68
ALL from... Terra, the nature of our World, (Home page): http://www.lifeonterra.com/index.php
Does anybody know whan and by whom the art of "plant breeding, Out-Cross Pollination" was discovered? Thank You - Esrog