I don’t know if I can watch anymore. I’m starting to get down. I read articles almost daily about the bees dying; aren’t bees indicators of the health of ecosystems, and don’t we live in ecosystems too?
The Chinese can’t get honey in their country anymore because the bees are long gone, GM alfalfa has just been approved in Canada, chemicals are in everything, toxic wastes are being hidden, sugar is a regular ingredient in most of our food, so many people have cancer or lyme disease or diabetes or cardiovascular disease, and more and more of us are simply becoming sterile. No matter what, the Earth will recover, but at this rate, we won’t be around to see it.
It’s no big deal to planet Earth whether we act or not as she’s been around for awhile and has a way of balancing herself, as she has done many times before. We need to realize that we, as human life, are only a small blip on her timeline and that whether we stick around or not is of little bearing to her. We do have a choice. Farming has been around for awhile and we’ve gone and made a mess of things in just a couple of generations.
What would the pathway forward look like if we were to introduce a new food culture and a new vision for agriculture in Canada?
That’s how I concluded my presentation the other day. I don’t think they liked that. People can’t handle the truth.