Worrying consequences if hazards of chemical agriculture are not addressed

Chemical agriculture is a hazard to human and environmental health and must be addressed if we wish to ‘get a handle’ on runaway diseases, biodiversity loss and food provision.

Bees and butterflies – critical food pollinators – are disappearing at alarming rates. Evidence is coming to light suggesting that chemical farm practices have an effect on these extremely necessary pollinators of the world’s food.

Many European butterflies are under threat. Among mammalian and bird pollinators at least 45 species of bats, 36 species of non-flying pollen-spreading mammals, 26 species of hummingbirds and seven species of sunbirds are included in the ever-lengthening list of those at threat of or indeed extinct.

Biological diversity is the resource upon which families, communities, nations and future generations depend. It underpins the health of the planet and has a direct impact on our lives.

Unless changes are made in how we deal with our planet the consequences are indeed worrying.

KATE TRAVERS

High Street

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