War over seeds and chemicals?
This report might be a little far fetched I don't believe it didn't happen. There is so much going on in the world now we don't know about, probably for our own good. The president's debacles include accusations much far reaching than this one for now.
This article is about bees and neonicotinides, the best insecticide I ever found for my corn seedlings. I do have concern about it myself. Some farmers can't keep it contained because of the design of the planter. It blows the dust out onto the field and contaminate the bees. The demise of the small family farm may have helped lead to this or even caused the demise of the small family farm.
How can we survive? I don't know that we can, but I sure hope we can. I notill non GMO seed into the best soil I can provide. I lower the water table with tile and use calcium and gypsum to maximize air and water movement. I can see so much improvement over the plow, disk, and manure we used in the 60's it isn't even funny.
Do you think we will go to war over seeds and chemicals? We could, but I don't think so, at least I hope not.
I am concerned about the bee depopulation and I am concerned about GMO's in our food system. I can only do for either what I think is best for me. That is what is best for mankind or I wouldn't do it.
It has always been a complicated world in my lifetime but it was a little simpler when I was a child. I am sure my dad and grandpa said the same thing.
Our farm is all planted to non GMO seed. Our soil is in place. Our lime and fertilizer has been applied. Our seedlings are all up or coming up and that is about all I can do but control the weeds and other pests here on out.
That is a war all within itself.
What about you?
PS Sorry about the poor graphics yesterday, I need to replace or repair that.