Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too

By | December 22, 2009

Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too

A fascinating science commentary in the New York Times by Natalie Angier about plants’ will to survive:

The more that scientists learn about the complexity of plants — their keen sensitivity to the environment, the speed with which they react to changes in the environment, and the extraordinary number of tricks that plants will rally to fight off attackers and solicit help from afar — the more impressed researchers become, and the less easily we can dismiss plants as so much fiberfill backdrop, passive sunlight collectors on which deer, antelope and vegans can conveniently graze. [read rest of article]

This issue is addressed directly in Lesson 8 of the Class of Nonviolence, where we talk about violence and animals.


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