Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sad Environmental After Effects

A disturbing story coming from India, that is surely just the tip of the iceberg globally. The richest farmland in India is imbued with pesticides, poisoning the water and the land - thereby poisoning the people. People are dying of cancer, yet they're using more and more pesticides, because they aren't killing the bugs off like they used to. Yields are going down at a time when higher yields are critical.

Farmers haven't even heard of organic farming, and without those practices in place, things are only going to get worse. It's a sad state of affairs, that the promise of all the chemical fertilizers and pesticides of the '70s has created such a (mostly) unforeseen, terrible outcome.

Read more about this disturbing trend, that's only going to get worse as more and more countries fall into the cycle, here.

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