Koko: Smart Human Studies Plant Altruism

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Can plants be altruistic? You bet, study says

A new study led by CU-Boulder involving graduate student Chi-Chih Wu, shown here, indicates corn plants may have an altruistic side. Photo courtesy of CU-Boulder. Credit: University of Colorado We’ve all heard examples of animal altruism: Dogs caring for orphaned kittens, chimps sharing food or dolphins nudging injured mates to the surface. Now, a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests some plants are altruistic too.

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Phi Beta Iota:  Contrast this with Monsanto’s suicidal seeds that also cause infertility after three generations of consumption, and you have the stark contrast between natural ethics and human amorality.

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