Lettuce be free

May 9, 2008 at 7:57 pm Leave a comment

The Swiss Government’s Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology concludes that plants have rights, and we have to treat them appropriately. A majority of the panel concluded that “living organisms should be considered morally for their own sake because they are alive.” Of course, when you think of advocating for vegetables, it makes me think of some of a particular social social studies teacher back in high school, whose most recent, often vegetable, lunch remains could always be found on his short tie on top of his polyester short sleeve white shirt, out of which popped a strange, mottled neck under a face it’s hard to remember but whose dandruff eruptions seemed oddly predictable in their flaking, swirling, tiredness. But that’s another story. Buehler. Buehler…


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