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Originally posted by RestingInPieces
Relate it to how humans generate small amounts of vitamin D through going out in the sun or whatnot.
ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2009) — Scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Natural History Museum believe that carnivorous behaviour in plants is far more widespread than previously thought, with many commonly grown plants -- such as petunias -- at least part way to being "meat eaters." A review paper, Murderous plants: Victorian Gothic, Darwin and modern insights into vegetable carnivory, is published (4 December 2009) in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.
Originally posted by Danna
reply to post by Brainiac
Some true vegans I know of take vitamins and nutrients to substitute the lack of nutrients from not eating meat
A vegetarian diet could be the key to a long life,” according to The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper says that extreme diets “just above malnutrition levels” might add an extra 25 years to UK life expectancy. The news is based on a study investigating exactly what leads to the extended life and reduced fertility seen in flies fed a highly calorie-restricted diet. The study suggested that it was the low level of certain amino acids (building blocks of protein) in the diet that was responsible for the effects of the restricted diet.
For vigorous growth, all plants need the same basic nutrients--including nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus
Insect bodies contain many of the nutrients lacking in the habitats of carnivorous plants. Nitrogen forms about 10 percent of an insect corpse, potassium accounts for about 3 percent, and phosphorus represents 0.6 percent. Many other essential minerals like magnesium and iron are also part of the reward of digesting an insect without waiting for the soil to claim it