December 10, 2009

Today, I'm glad I'm not a morally committed vegetarian

Recent research supports the idea that tomatoes are carnivorous plants.

But thankfully, since I'm a committed omnivore, I'm just amused to learn that my favorite plants are too!

No philosophical quandry here, thank you very much!

But I do like the idea of the line of thought that goes something like this:

I don't eat meat. I don't eat anything that moves because it's wrong. I eat vegetables and fruit because it's right.

But now, research is showing that many flowering plants are actually descended from and/or still able to exist as carnivores.

Which makes them wrong too.

Is it more wrong or less wrong to eat things that do wrong things?

Thank goodness I'm much too busy for that type of inquiry. I can't imagine it's too easy to exit that circle of thought.


Cathy said...

I'm reminded of the joke, "I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."

Biting Tongue said...

LOL -- that's awesome!

Arvay said...

Eat cheese!