For last 80-90 years, we treated animals and plants equal, as our slaves. Remember one thing, stressed plants/animals means our food has not only chemical toxins used to raised them but biological markers indicating potential environmental stress which will also make our lives stressed. No wonder why so many youngsters lose their temper so soon, murders, rape, divorce, general apathy, lack of civic sense, rapid aging and suicides everywhere.
In summary: Chemical fertilizers + pesticides + diesel pollution ==> Stressed soil, air, water => Stressed plants => Stress markers with fruits, vegetables, grains => Sick body and sick mind
Do you get why we have so many social issues despite so much investment in religious and spiritual temples/Gurus/ashrams! 😀 😀
Issue is our food. Treating plants and animals with respect. Before harvest, we used to worship plants and taking permission from them to perform harvest. How wonderfully sensitive relation we used to have with our food.
Packaged, processed, stressed and dead food. Making us zombies. 🙁We all are zombies of different degrees. Dead-like and robotic. 🙁
Solution for good health lies in destruction of factory farming and related food chain.
Stressed out plants send animal-like signals
University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that, despite not having a nervous system, plants use signals normally associated with animals when they encounter stress.
“But it was not known whether GABA was a signal in plants. We’ve discovered that plants bind GABA in a similar way to animals, resulting in electrical signals that ultimately regulate plant growth when a plant is exposed to a stressful environment.”
By identifying how plants respond to GABA the researchers are optimistic that they have opened up many new possibilities for modifying how plants respond to stress.
“The major stresses agricultural crops face like pathogens and poor environmental conditions account for most yield losses around the planet – and consequently food shortages,” says co-lead author Professor Stephen Tyerman.