Natural Insect Repellent (Part 2 of 2)
On today’s Creation Moments Minute, we see how God solved the problem of plants and insects.
Left to their own to work out how to design seeds so that both plants and insects can benefit, young people are likely to propose two popular solutions. A plant can be designed to make so many seeds that insects could not possibly eat them all. Or some plants could be designed that produce seeds that have a natural insect repellent.
And both of these solutions to the problem are commonly found among seeds. Studies show that plants that produce so many seeds that insects could not possibly eat them all generally do not produce seeds that are poisonous to insects. But plants that produce fewer and larger seeds often produce seeds laced with natural insect repellents. As a result, insects get to eat and plants are allowed to produce the next generation.
Ref: Science 84, April 1984. p. 65.