The human story is inextricably linked with plants, in fact without the cultivation of early food crops human civilisation would never have reached the pinnacles that we see today. But it is not just the importance of domestication of food crops that have shaped our history there are many plants that have come in to modern cultivation because of our history. Expanding Empires, the discovery of new worlds, and the search for perfection have all had their part to play.
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