Plant blindness: time to find a cure

We must help people see that plants are dynamic, social and vital to life

The Biologist 62(3) p9

Society can no longer afford to view plants as the scenic backdrop to zoological theatre. As biologists, we know plants are essential to the processes underpinning the life support systems of our planet, but this ecological role is often rendered invisible in our fast paced lives.

The absence of plants in contemporary life is a problematic social condition, and one that requires urgent attention. We need a radical shift in focus to address 'plant blindness' and start shaping plant based narratives that engage human attention towards the important work that plants do.

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