Fascination of Plants Day is a chance to celebrate plant scientists working to feed the world, improve health and develop sustainable energy suppliesToday is the first ever Fascination of Plants Day. The day's festivities are aimed at raising awareness of the importance of plant science to the future of our food and energy supplies, and our health.Public events are taking place in 39 countries and UK partners include the John Innes Centre, Rothamsted Research, Kew Gardens and Cardiff University. The latter has organised two days of research demonstrations, tours and exhibitions.In honour of this special day, here's my pick of some of the fascinating ways plant science is shaping our future.On your plateIn a changing climate, securing our food supply will be a big challenge. Finding new staple foods will be a vital part of that. At the Crops For The Future Research Centre (CFFRC) in Malaysia, scientists seek out...
- Combating plant diseases is key for sustainable cropsMon, 11 Apr 2011, 23:32:44 EDT
- Hormone clue to root growthTue, 7 Jul 2009, 9:58:05 EDT
- For carnivorous plants, slow but steady wins the raceMon, 14 Sep 2009, 18:35:44 EDT
- Climate change complicates plant diseases of the futureThu, 24 Jun 2010, 12:44:13 EDT
- Lighting up the plant hormone 'command system'Sun, 22 Jul 2012, 15:37:25 EDT