Popular Science News | Do Plants Scream When Picked?

Popular Science News – a popular response to over-bearing vegetarians who criticise you for tucking into a bloody steak is to reply that vegetables have feelings too. Recent research seems to indicate that they really do communicate with each other. This research discovered that plants not only respond to sound but they communicate with each other with ‘clicking’ noises.

“Dr Gagliano said the research ‘opens up a new debate on the perception and action of people towards plants’ which are not objects but should perhaps be treated as ‘living beings in their own right.'” [Daily Mail]

It now seems that people like Prince Charles might not be quite as mad as they seem when they talk to their plants, although I’m not so sure about those who insist they reply. Now, I know you’re just dying to send this information to your smug vegetarian friends.

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