“Since the early nineteen-eighties, it has been known that when a plant’s leaves are infected or chewed by insects they emit volatile chemicals that signal other leaves to mount a defense. Sometimes this warning signal contains information about the identity of the insect, gleaned from the taste of its saliva. Depending on the plant and the attacker, the defense might involve altering the leaf’s flavor or texture, or producing toxins or other compounds that render the plant’s flesh less digestible to herbivores.” - MICHAEL POLLAN, THE NEW YORKER

read the full article on plant intelligence here

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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

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Source? and also which GMO? there seems highly unlikely and if it is true then is is a GMO strain not on the market. 

The picture is a clickable link to one of the studies… http://www.i-sis.org.uk/GM_Soya_Fed_Rats.php

"Female rats fed genetically modified (GM) soya produced excessive numbers of severely stunted pups with over half of the litter dying within three weeks, and the surviving pups are sterile.

These alarming findings came from the laboratory of senior scientist Dr. Irina Ermakova at the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. The experiments began two years ago, and the initial findings hit the world press when Ermakova was invited to speak at the 11 th Russian Gastroenterological Week in Moscow in October 2005.”

And here is the article which references other studies.


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This is such an extensive list!!! Wow! Awesome!



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