By Michelle Fabio
If your tomatoes aren’t growing the way you’d like them to, whatever you do, don’t put out your Tomato S.O.S. call from your cell phone while hovering over them.
Because French researchers have found that cell phones stress out tomatoes.
Scientists at the Clermont-Ferrand University have determined that within ten minutes of being exposed to cell phones’ magnetic waves, tomatoes begin releasing a molecule that normally appears only when they become damaged in some way.
Or, in other words, cell phones stress out tomatoes.
Who knew? I always thought people talking loudly in a confined space was the most annoying things about cell phones.
Of course this new finding about tomatoes calls into question whether humans are affected by cell phones in a similar way; as the potential health effects of cell phones on humans is a topic that has already received a lot of attention in both the media and in laboratories around the world, there is sure to be further research on the possibility that stress is linked to cell phones as well.
Source: Cell Phones Stress Tomatoes