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Old Friday 18th October 2019, 14:14   #1
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Angry Herbicides could END life on earth

Absolutely fascinating article !
"Dr. Zach Bush went from developing chemotherapy to fighting pesticide-makers"
"every year, more [is put] into the global environment ... [it] has really undermined, not just human biology, but biology in our water systems, soil systems, oceans, and now [is] destroying the ecosystem at large."
https://www.salon.com/2019/10/14/why...NX42jgiapw4Ki0





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Old Friday 18th October 2019, 15:30   #2
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Howard Lyman has been lecturing on this for decades. I heard him up close in Tarzana Cal. circa 1994.

http://www.humanedecisions.com/howar...-turned-vegan/
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Howard Lyman has been lecturing on this for decades. I heard him up close in Tarzana Cal. circa 1994.

http://www.humanedecisions.com/howar...-turned-vegan/
Interesting, and lots of commonality in that.
However this is not a carnivore vs vegan issue -
It's about organic closed loop natural fertility with all the essential microbiome factors vs sterile, damaging, health compromising chemical systems.
Many vegans don't seem to realise that plants have parents too. Plants are living entities, and have unique spirits - just have a look at my avatar photo (in my gallery https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sh...9/ppuser/92780) !




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Interesting, and lots of commonality in that.
However this is not a carnivore vs vegan issue -
It's about organic closed loop natural fertility with all the essential microbiome factors vs sterile, damaging, health compromising chemical systems.
Many vegans don't seem to realise that plants have parents too. Plants are living entities, and have unique spirits - just have a look at my avatar photo (in my gallery https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sh...9/ppuser/92780) !
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Lyman has been outspoken about vegan vs non-vegan, however, his main concern by far is chemical farming.
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Lyman has been outspoken about vegan vs non-vegan, however, his main concern by far is chemical farming.
Yes, the chemicals and artificial fertilizers harm/kill both the soil and fauna (a category to which we belong!).

Animal manure is an essential part of the ecosystem equation - especially since so many of the indigenous 'megafauna' herbivores around the world have been decimated. This has a huge detrimental effect on the environment as the plants evolved in concert with them. Set stocking of domesticated animals also degrades the land, as natural predators would have kept them constantly moving, thus limiting excessive impact in any one area.

There have been trials of using composted sewerage sludge to aid soil fertility/carbon/microbiome, however increasingly that 'resource' is contaminated with pervasive microplastics in the loop, to say nothing of other contaminants - hormones, chemicals, heavy metals etc.

It seems we are being squeezed between a rock and a hard place with the present modus operandi ......






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....There have been trials of using composted sewerage sludge to aid soil fertility/carbon/microbiome, however increasingly that 'resource' is contaminated with pervasive microplastics in the loop, to say nothing of other contaminants - hormones, chemicals, heavy metals etc.
It seems we are being squeezed between a rock and a hard place with the present modus operandi ......
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Until recently, some undeveloped nations were able to use human fertilizer, and maybe some still do. But as you noted, the invasion of modern "foods" and drugs has poisoned that possibility in most places.
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Unhappy Robust Evidence of Declines in Insect Abundance and Biodiversity

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A few years ago on my patch in Russia, the utility companies sent a work gang to spray saplings along a massive stretch under their pylons and phone lines.

The intention of course was to stop small trees becoming big trees and causing problems with access or whatever but, the stuff they sprayes was atrociously indicriminate and all other plants and grasses around spraye sapleings, just blackened and died. It obviously must have killed eggs, larvae and adult insects in huge numbers. Thankfully, this has proven not to be annual and aprt from all the obvious, dead saplings, everything seems to have recovered.

This part of Russia is too cold and wet for any agricultural crops to thrive so we have abundant grassland, huge fields of green which seems to just stand idle, I've seen the grass cut a couple of times but that's it.
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Red face 'Splatometers' don't lie ......

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Angry Smoke and Mirrors ......

"Excitement builds regarding Bayer's new herbicide mode of action"

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You have got to be kidding me - just turn the ship around already !






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Exclamation The chemical load, the biome, and Coronavirus

Interesting perspective on the use of chemicals in the food production system, deleterious effects on soil health, nutrition, biome diversity and health, immune system functioning, and how this provides an opprtunity for viruses to act as a vector circumventing these limitations to the web of life.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...03246013185842






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