The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
I’m reblogging this brilliant article from permaculture Hamilton. The human race will continue to poison our own planet unrelentingly while ignoring the consequences.
Today we are using pesticide 7,000 times stronger than DDT and threatening populations of bees and birds. The neonicotinoids are today’s DDT. But we see our bites as more irritating than the consequences of the poison.
As the insects develop resistance, we persist in developing more nasty treatments that contribute negatively to our own health and well being while destroying animal and insect populations.
The Liberation of Bergen-belsen Concentration Camp, May 1945
After dressing in clean clothes, a woman inmate is dusted with DDT powder to kill the lice which spread typhus. The dusting is done by other former camp inmates (many of whom were trained nurses before being interned) under the supervision of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Good night, sleep tight.
Don’t let the bedbugs bite.
But if they do, take off your shoe,
And beat them ’til they’re black and blue.
Ward 3 homes are beset by bedbugs. Ward 3 schools have a serious problem with recurring head lice. Matthew Green, Ward 3’s newly-elected Councillor, wants to lift Canada’s 1969 ban on DDT to eradicate bedbugs, the insect scourge of poverty. If he is successful, his solution may also reduce lice in Ward 3, as a side benefit. Or, it could promote chemical resistance in both bedbugs and lice.
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