February 22nd, 2018
Commentary on pollution of our air, ocean, water, soil, antibiotic, GMO, nano-particles, space junk, military waste.
As noted by Baher Kamal in his commentary on this study: ‘Though some forms of pollution have been reduced as technologies and management strategies have advanced, approximately 19 million premature deaths are estimated to occur annually as a result of the way societies use natural resources and impact the environment to support production and consumption.’ See ‘Desperate Need to Halt “World’s Largest Killer” – Pollution’ and ‘Once Upon a Time a Planet… First part. Pollution, the world’s largest killer’.
And that is just the cost in human lives.
So what are the main types of pollution and where do they end up?
An exploration of a new paradigm of health, science, and medicine, based on the interconnections between us and nature.
At a genetic level, humans are literally connected to the rest of the natural world through our DNA. But today’s highly processed foods, pesticide based mono-culture farming methods, increasing urbanization, obsession with technology and destruction of the natural environment distance us further and further from the world we co-evolved with. We are out of balance with nature and the reductionist philosophy of modern western medicine, once immensely powerful, seems inadequate to answer today’s challenges.
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- If you eat processed foods, you’re being exposed to toxic herbicides, which mounting evidence shows are instrumental in promoting chronic disease
- The continual depletion of minerals in food matches the progressive implementation of agricultural practices like mechanization, nitrogen-heavy fertilizers, and pesticide use—all of which damage soils
- In order to receive the same amount of iron you used to get from one apple in 1950, by 1998 you had to eat 26 apples
- Ionic mineral extractions from ocean water can be used in sustainable agriculture to remineralize damaged soils, and increase the nutrition of foods grown in it
The global food system has been operating in post-truth mode for decades. Having constructed food scarcity as a justification for a second Green Revolution, Big Agriculture now employs its unethical marketing tactics to selling farmers “climate-smart” agriculture in the form of soils, seeds and chemicals.