Vegan Nightmare: The Pain of Plants! By Brian Simpson

     I often wondered how vegans would respond if there was evidence of the consciousness, in a fashion, of plants. I mean to say, we should nor eat meat because animals have minds, but what if plants had a kind of mind as well?
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7773333/Plants-emit-ultrasonic-scream-stems-cut-water-short-supply.html

“A team of scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered that some plants emit a high frequency distress sound when they undergo environmental stress. The researchers tested tomato plants and tobacco plants by depriving them of water and by cutting their stems and then recording their response with a microphone placed ten centimeters away. In both cases, they found the plants began to emit ultrasonic sounds between 20 and 100 kilohertz, which they believed could convey their distress to other plants and organisms in the immediate vicinity. When a tomato plant’s stem was cut, the researchers found it emitted 25 ultrasonic distress sounds over the course of an hour, according to Live Science.”

     Clearly then, from a vegan perspective, the only thing left to eat is dust, but even that might contain micro-organism, and hence be  a sort of meat. Thus, starvation seems to be the only vegan course of action, from  philosophical perspective, unless purely synthetic foods could be cooked up in labs somewhere.

 

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