“The Environmental Food Crisis: A Crisis of Waste”

Already, nearly 80 percent of all endangered species are threatened due to agricultural expansion, and Europe has lost over 50 percent of its farmland birds during the last 25 years.

“Simply ratcheting up the fertilizer and pesticide-led production methods of the 20th century is unlikely to address the challenge,” said Steiner. “It will increasingly undermine the critical natural inputs and nature-based services for agriculture such as healthy and productive soils, the water and nutrient recycling of forests, and pollinators such as bees and bats.”

http://www.cornucopia.org/2009/02/the-environmental-food-crisis-a-crisis-of-waste/

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