Letters to the Editor

June 26, 2014

Letter to the Editor | Time to defend planet

There’s never been a time when we’ve known so much about what must happen yet remain so incapable of taking constructive steps toward a better future. We see the tragic loss of topsoil and biodiversity; the rise of super-pests of all kinds, driven by technology unfettered with ethics; and the increasingly failed economic systems that enrich the barons of Big Food while leaving farmers quite literally “in the dust.” We see the rise of chronic illness corresponding to the nutritional diminishment of our food, and rural communities choosing to install prisons and landfills as “hopeful” strategies to achieve economic development. The condition of the natural environment is changing right before our eyes. We continue to invent increasingly efficient methods for extracting fossil fuels and releasing more carbon into the atmosphere.

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