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  1. Botany How it effects our lives

  2. What is Botany? • Study of plants • Different Fields • Agronomy • Crop Production • Phytochemistry • Plant chemistry/products • Phytopharmacology • Plants in medicine

  3. Agronomy – Crop Production • Insecticides/Fertilizers/Higher Producing Crops • Major successes • World Population Continues to grow • Need more crops in less space

  4. Phytochemistry – More than just food • Thousands of products derived from plants • Clothes/Textiles • Latex • Shampoo/Cosmetics • Turpentine • Rubber/Plastics • Inks/Paints/Dyes/Crayons • Biodiesels

  5. Phytopharmacology – Medicine • Herbal Remedies in past • Developed into investigative science • Today hundreds of drugs derived from plants • Aspirin • Narcotics • Anticancerous drugs • Caffeine • Contraceptives • Hundreds more

  6. Botany Affects Us Everyday • What we eat • What we use Medicine we take

  7. Works Cited • www.botany.org/bsa/careers/car-what.html • www.encyclo.co.uk/define/Phytopharmacology • www.ers.usda.gov/publications/aib786/aib786d.pdf • www.agronomy.org/about-agronomy • medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/phytochemistry • www.rain-tree.com/plantdrugs.htm