Flowers Detect Landmines

Flower Power Takes on Land MinesA Danish biotech company has developed a genetically modified flower that could help detect land mines and it hopes to have a prototype ready for use within a few years. [ “(extlink)Wired News”:http://www.wired.com ]

Apparently the scientists have discovered a way to link flowers stress reactions to the chemicals given off by explosives. Amazing. I wonder if this means that soon we’ll be able to have flowers that change color when the level of mercury/radium/toxin of the day gets too high? Maybe you’ll check your flower beds before you go into the house to make sure everything is safe?