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Plants 'scream' when stressed out, study finds Now vegans got nothing to eat
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 73112757:MV80MjA1NDU5Xzc2NDg1ODk0Xzc4MTIyNTQw] [quote:Anonymous Coward 21648329:MV80MjA1NDU5Xzc2NDg1MDA4X0FFNzU4MzlB] Yeah! So locking up baby calves in crates for veal is fine! :pick: [/quote] I dont eat veal and never will but I love barbecued beef brisket. Veal is not very humane but a free ranging cow that lives a good short life is not a problem for me. The mass slaughter also is not very humane and stresses the animals that is why I only eat local free range beef that has a much less stressful slaughter process. [/quote]
In times of intense stress, people sometimes let out their angst with a squeal ⁠— and a new study suggests that plants might do the same.
Unlike human screams, however, plant sounds are too high-frequency for us to hear them, according to the research, which was posted Dec. 2 on the bioRxiv database. But when researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel placed microphones near stressed tomato and tobacco plants, the instruments picked up the crops' ultrasonic squeals from about 4 inches (10 centimeters) away. The noises fell within a range of 20 to 100 kilohertz, a volume that could feasibly "be detected by some organisms from up to several meters away," the authors noted.
(The paper has not been peer reviewed yet.)
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If confirmed fully what a vegan gonna eat? Breast milk?
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