If plants have rights, how will this affect the cost of salad?

My first thought was that if this catches on, food prices are going to go up.

Last month, the Agence-France-Presse, the oldest news agency in the world, reported that the Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Gene Technology in Geneva, Switzerland, "condemned the decapitation of flowers without reason." And this week the American press--starting with The Weekly Standard and then Fox News--has been picking up the story.

What really got people talking was that this Swiss governmental ethics committee came up with guidelines to protect "the dignity of plants."


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