Oct 23, 2008

Weird: Switzerland Made a Law on the Humiliation of Plants

A Plant with small white flowersThe newly amended law is meant to protect the dignity of plants. This may sound absurd but it is all true. People may think, are vegetables and plants humiliated if they are peeled, boiled and cooked? Will they lose their dignity that way?

Check this intriguing story below.

This law states that plants have innate value and that they be given the proper attention and care against morally wrong activities such as cutting wildflowers without any valid reason.

"Over a decade ago, an amendment was added to the Swiss constitution in order to defend the dignity of all creatures — including vegetation — against unwanted repercussions of genetic engineering. The amendment was turned into law and is known as the 'Gene Technology Act'. However the law itself didn’t say anything specific about plants, until recently, when the law was amended to include them.", according to Planetsave.

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An orange roseThe government approves producing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) for as long as the scientist or researcher will conduct a study about the potential threats to the dignity of the plants being modified or experimented.

Yves Poirier, a molecular biologist at the University of Lausanne, said, "Where does it stop? Should we now defend the dignity of microbes and viruses?"

Weird: Switzerland Made a Law on the Humiliation of Plants

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