1 in every 5 plant species is likely threatened for extinction

Based on the best available estimate, scientists say that 21 percent of all plant species - or one in every five plant species - is likely threatened with extinction. Plants often get valued for different reasons—for fuel, for food—but plants within ecosystems serve and can serve important services—biological as well as economical. Also encourage us to eat diverse foods, and encourage our farmers to grow heirloom veggies and fruits. Farmers won't grow what we don't eat. Pictured here: clove beans. #FoodRevolution