University of Edinburgh - Root of our solutions

March 5, 2009

The politics of plants will guide the global economy, according to a scientist from the University of Edinburgh. Writing in the first issue of a new journal, Food Security, research fellow Emma Frow said that successfully tackling major world problems - human health, climate change, protecting landscapes, providing materials for industry and supporting rural communities - will depend on our effective management of plants. "Plants could be the perfect focal point for joined-up government thinking," Dr Frow said. "Scientific advances are creating opportunities for all sorts of new and clever uses for plants. In principle, many of these applications could be both."

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments