The Silent Scream of the Asparagus
Get ready for 'plant rights.'
May 12, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 33 • By WESLEY J. SMITH
One Swiss scientist quoted in the editorial worried that "plant dignity" provides "another tool for opponents to argue against any form of plant biotechnology" despite the hope it offers to improve crop yields and plant nutrition.
What folly. We live in a time of cornucopian abundance and plenty, yet countless human beings are malnourished, even starving. In the face of this cruel paradox, worry about the purported rights of plants is the true immorality.
Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the