Monday, February 28, 2011

Slime mould and lettuce.

These days and times people seem to have many eating problems.
Where does one draw the line between what we can or cannot eat on moral and philosophical grounds, pretentious allergies or maybe just wimpy?

I used to point out that no one thinks about the lettuce.
It's ripped out of the ground before it's had a chance to have babies.
Just because we cannot see their tears.....

As I was cleaning the bath with Ajax a new dilemma occurred to me. I am killing the happy farming slime moulds (or social Amoebas, as biologists now prefer to call them.)

Is there anything left that we can eat or kill when even a single celled creature is of such higher significance in the universe?

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