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PostSubject: 2. Plant products are important economic resources   19/04/09, 10:35 am

-Plants traded for 1000s of years
-spices were so valuable in middle ages that they were used as currency
-great discoveries by Columbus, Magellan, and da Gama were made as these men tried to find a spice route from Europe to Asia
- plants are now sold on global levels and make billions of dollars
- paper and textiles and lumber are plant-derived industries
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