A jack says – it does!! The plants have converted their energy into starches, sugars, fats and proteins and these are what we digest. Plants are the basis of all food chains as they are the way the energy of the sun’s rays is trapped in the biosphere (and as they do it they absorb carbon dioxide – good – and give out oxygen – also good). Animals then eat the plants and convert plant material into their bodies and many animals are in turn eaten by other animals. Some animals – such as humans – eat both plants and animals (unless they choose to be vegetarians). We are called omnivores (eaters of everything) and you can tell that by looking at our teeth. Our back teeth are flat for griding plant food and our fron teeth are either like blades or pointed (for cutting ans slashing flash). I hope I haven’t gone too far off the subject!