The insect stuff may need its own thread

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by iceaura, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    the victim...
    being a good consumer means you have questions.

    are all emotions worthwhile ?
    do you ever ask questions that people do not want to have asked ?

    what happens when there is no fault ?
    how do you know it is a fault if you have not already judged it as requiring a solution ?

    do you think the makers of luxury brands and products get into debate around
    of their products value to customer cost ?
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    There is an alarming trend developing. Insect species (including pollinators) are disappearing in alarming numbers.

    This is especially disturbing as insects have an outstanding record of survivability under the most hostile environments. They have gone through 5 prior extinction events!!! But they were natural causes. Of course we are now in a human created artificial sixth extinction event.....difference.
    https://www.theguardian.com/environ...ng-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature
     
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  5. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    not as a rule but they do ,of course create their own rationale which is embedded in their own individual and collective experiences

    Luxuries are an essential component of a lived life (just not to take liberties with the ecosystems)
     
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  7. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Different labor intensive.

    And part of that traces to the lack of research - what labor savings there are in industrial ag (less than commonly assumed, as farmers are replaced by temp and migrant and auxiliary labor, hired hands of various kinds) in part came from research and technological advances.

    There's nothing says "organic" or "sustainable" has to be primitive. Even the genetic techniques have a role - some of them are simply careful breeding, for example.

    Industrial ag has a fifty year head start in modern science, for no good reason (corporate influence on the land grant universities in the US played a huge role). The ignorance with which we currently face this landscape-level decline in arthropods at all taxonomic levels is a typical example of the likely effects of that disproportionate emphasis.
     
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