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#1 Old 04-10-2016, 07:08 PM
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Plant Communication

This is a fascinating TED talk and makes me pause for thought. If you watched it, what do you think?


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#2 Old 04-10-2016, 08:21 PM
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Given the choice between chopping up a live fish and chopping up a live watermelon, I would cut up the watermelon.

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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
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#3 Old 04-10-2016, 10:38 PM
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Given the choice between chopping up a live fish and chopping up a live watermelon, I would cut up the watermelon.
I was never implying anything to the contrary. I was more looking for commentary regarding the implications in things such as gardening and agriculture, kind of like what he discusses at the end of the video. It was never meant in a trolling or contradictory way...I've been veg for a while, and this just stopped me and made me think.

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I was never implying anything to the contrary. I was more looking for commentary regarding the implications in things such as gardening and agriculture, kind of like what he discusses at the end of the video. It was never meant in a trolling or contradictory way...I've been veg for a while, and this just stopped me and made me think.

I apologize, Aliakai. Sometimes, when I catch an inkling of a "plants feel pain" argument, I have a knee-jerk reaction.
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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
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I apologize, Aliakai. Sometimes, when I catch an inkling of a "plants feel pain" argument, I have a knee-jerk reaction.
Me too lol. I watched the first few minutes of it, and then was like, "What about the pigs?" More worried about them than tomatoes.
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#6 Old 04-11-2016, 11:25 AM
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He never really implies that they feel pain, more that they have the capacity to learn and that if we studied more of their scent based communication we might be able to improve our relationships with them, as well as agricultural yields. As a gardener it interested me deeply.
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#7 Old 04-11-2016, 02:40 PM
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She I think?

Anyways I watched it. I found it somewhat interesting however they never went into any details so I am not convinced anything was true. Still what we don't know about plants(or anything really) is way more than what we do know.
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