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Although I am no farmer and live in urban southern Ontario
on the shores of Lake Ontario, I pay close attention to what
is going on in the natural world—and what is not going
When was the last time any of you needed a bug screen on
your vehicles? Or a bug sponge to clean your windshield?
For me it has been many years. But those of you who are old
enough know that our native insect life was far more numerous
in years gone by.
I believe the pollution of our air is the reason for this.
We are used to thinking that insects adapt quickly to changing
conditions. Cockroaches certainly do. But what if not all
insects have the genetic resilience of cockroaches? A solvent
molecule is not a big deal to an elephant possibly, but to
a mayfly, that molecule is a much bigger object that has a
much more serious impact.
There was a time when the mayfly hatch was so prolific, that
mayflies blanketed buildings and roads over wide areas. That
has not happened in decades.
As a society I believe we give the word of specialists too
much weight on some issues and not enough on others. What
I'm looking for is a balanced consensus that views this current
issue from a historical perspective.
Your article Unseen
Treasure Part 2 reminded me of this when it stated: “…much
of the data recorded is functionally lost due to more conventionally
minded reviewers who have no basis for appreciating the profound
role of biologically based organic practices on crop productivity.”
That is a huge problem. Most of the professionals working
in the natural sciences today haven’t the faintest clue
what is natural and what isn’t. Someone has to start
waking people up to the fact that we are on the verge of some
very critical extinctions that will profoundly affect the
ability of higher order life forms to exist, never mind thrive.