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The Miraculous Web of Life Sustains ALL Species on Planet Earth – Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Humans. WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST. PERIOD.  To the degree Nature is sick, so are we.  We humans must reintegrate into the greater web of life as a species within it and not separate from it, by returning to respect and restoring balance and harmony to that which supports all life on this planet ... Nature ... #GDP should be replaced by #EcoEconomics ... Putting front and center the concerns for how we are destroying and objectifying the natural world for profit  #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Forests #Environment #Biodiversity #Ecoeconomics #CSR #GDP #Anthropocene
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Loss of bees and wild pollinators serious threat to crop yields, study finds -

Loss of bees and wild pollinators serious threat to crop yields, study finds - | BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  – |

Feb 28, 2013 - Guardian Environment

Wild bees and other insects twice as effective as honeybees in producing seeds and fruit on crops.

The decline of wild bees and other pollinators may be an even more alarming threat to crop yields than the loss of honeybees, a worldwide study suggests, revealing the irreplaceable contribution of wild insects to global food production. ...trucking in managed honeybee hives did not replace wild pollination when that was lost, but only added to the pollination that took place....





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Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues?

Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? | BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  – |

European Environment Agency (EEA): Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways.

Via David Rowing
delaneygrimes-sarahmcfadyen's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:00 AM

In this article they include the many things that are continuously brought to the populations attention about out earth and how we treat it. But in the passage it includes many unbelievable facts such as roughly 89 million gallons of food is put into waste each year. Sometimes this is the approach you need to catch peoples attention on the effects that we are causing our planet.

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Edible City - Documentary

Edible City - Documentary | BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  – |

Edible City is a 72 minute documentary film that asks a few burning questions…

 “How can we live in cities and still eat local, healthy, sustainable food?”
“How can we create jobs, build local economies, and increase food security all at the same time?”
“How can we create food systems that are economically, socially, and environmentally just?”

 Edible City follows ten extraordinary stories exploring what’s going on in the food movement today, from the grassroots growth to the politics in Washington, D.C., from Occupy Oakland to creating community resiliency and local economic infrastructure.


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Food, Technology and Biodiversity

Food, Technology and Biodiversity | BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  – |

In the 21's century our food has become mass produced and shipped worl wide. Our companies are doing whatever they can jsut to produce the food, these companies dont care what they put in it as long as the customers are buying. They are putting to many chemicals in the food which make it unhealthy for humans. 

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elsa hunziker's comment, January 30, 2012 2:27 PM
Eye opening!
Kyle Patchett's curator insight, September 2, 2016 4:20 AM
This article explains in an emotive fashion that humans as a species aren't as diverse as first thought. The author, Rachel Laudan, explains that even as technology and food production has changed, much remains the same. There are on average 20,000 plants that are edible to humans, yet there are 11 plants that provide a steady diet for 93% of the worlds' population. These plants have been part of our diet for thousands of years and since the birth of farming itself. The article is produced from a food historians' point of view on the matter of change that we as a species have made. The information shows that even as technology, agriculture and farming has expanded, we have just found ways to do the same thing but slightly better than we previously had done.