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World’s food supply under ‘severe threat’ from loss of biodiversity

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Plants, insects and organisms crucial to food production in steep decline, says UN …


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  1. max

    February 23, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    The human race is hell bent on self destruction. We attack the biodiversity that is essential for our very existence with sprays, artificial fertiliser, selective breeding, selective harvesting of fish and the list goes on. Then we have the nasty world of GMO where we change things to resist things and as a result have things that if they escape can out grow other plants and eventually destroy plant diversity. Scientists have recognised the danger and built a seed vault. A seed vault may give us a diversity of plants for the future if we we need them, but what about the worms bats, bacteria, bees and all the the other things we are destroying, the things we and plants need for our very existence?

  2. Russell

    February 23, 2019 at 8:46 am

    There has been a crash in Leatherwood produuction due to another hot and dry year in Tasmania, compounded by hive losses due to the resulting fires. But it doesn’t stop there. All life on earth is connected, so if we don’t do something to stop our careless economic intereference in nature we will starve….which is probably the best thing for our planet.

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