As I should be writing something else, it was obvious that a blog post should get in the way.
I have been seeing so much recently about the effects of some chemicals on humans, and equally about the benefits of veggies, herbs and fruit. These ‘epidemics’ of cancer, obesity, diabetes etc, each with multiple links to chemical exposure, and so often relieved by returning to a more simple diet of fresh produce, grown organically.
As I am still getting over the effects of a dayof exposure to carpet cleaning chemicals (more than a year ago at a client site on go-live day when I was up and down the passage all day) I am sure many chemical compounds that are believed to be ‘useful’ are seriously bad for humans, animals, insects and plants.
Then there are the bees, or rather the lack of them. Europe and the USA, biggest consumers of pesticides and GM plant crops (though Europe seems to be catching on to the untested dangers of the GM foods). I was horrorfied to realise that bee keepers have to drive the hives around from area to area for fertilising crops for mono-culture farms and regions in the USA. Bees aren’t meant to do that. And along with all the stress from real killer pesticides, GM plants that kill insects, and the migrant-labour stress, the bees are fewer and fewer.
When you see just how much forest w0orlwide is being uprooted daily for crops, animal species dying out from hunting and habitat destruction you have to wonder when we will stop having enough oxygen generated for all these people.
I think the only answer is to start drastically reducing the earth’s human population. People only value that which is rare, so maybe if everyone was only allowed to reproduce once, better care would be taken with the precious children (I certainly saw some of that in China) and the sheer numbersn0of humans that are the basic cause so many of the problems would reduce.
Then the mono-culture farming could be changed to rotating crops that feed the bees all year round, fewer crops would be needed, so deforesation and habitat destruction would reduce, species would have a chance at survival.
Fewer of us would probably be a really good idea.
Now I have had my little fantasy, I’d better be off to do the other writing.