Monday, December 21, 2009

On plants and veganism

Interesting article. I've read pieces about various curious plant mechanisms before and it's funny to see that journalists like to make plants look vivid like animals when telling their stories.

The fact that we empathize more with things that look the most like us is probably no surprise, but it's interesting that we project that bias towards our food phylosophy: we normally consider chicken slaughterhouses gruesome, and yet boiling some chopped onions for soup is perfectly fine.

The irony of onions making us cry is almost poetic.

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