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68% of plants are in danger of going extinct. It’s happening 5,000x faster than it should... ht…

68% of plants are in danger of going extinct. It’s happening 5,000x faster than it should... ht…

1. The earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants. If you’re ever in the mood to try something new, the good news is that there is certainly food you haven’t tasted yet still growing somewhere in the world. You’ll probably have some trouble finding it, however, because… 2. 90 percent of the foods humans eat come from just 30 plants. Out of tens of thousands of plants we could eat, mankind chooses to consume only about 30 of them . It’s crazy to contemplate how limited our diets are compared to all of the different foods we could be eating. If you think the selection of which plants we eat has anything to do with their nutritional benefits, however, you’d be wrong… 3. Nutrition doesn ‘t factor into the crops we do mass produce. The world’s largest farmers have pursued certain crops because they can grow a lot of them more quickly, easily and inexpensively to turn a...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/10-shocking-plant-facts-you-d...

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