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Re: hope and friendship

Posted by alexandra_k on December 13, 2019, at 21:17:38

In reply to Re: hope and friendship sigismund, posted by beckett2 on December 13, 2019, at 20:43:53

It isn't an exaggeration.

Clean drinking ground water is a scare resource in much of the world.

People don't need much.

Agriculture needs more.
Crops are thirsty.
Mammals are thirstier.
Industry is thirstiest of all.

Manufacturing is moved off-shore because it is cheaper to manufacture things in places where the Country doesn't pay it's workers a living wage, and where there aren't really any health and safety laws to speak of.

A lot of those processes use a lot of water.

Then the local well dries up.

There isn't any water for the people.

They will need to buy water from Coca Cola.

Water is more expensive than soft drinks full with sugar or (potentially carcinogenic or GI upsetting) artificial sweeteners.

It is upsetting when people in NZ or the Pacific Islands don't have access to clean drinking water.

Because of our rainfall, I mean. Because we could collect rainfall and be more selfsufficient in our water supply that way. But we aren't.

When I was in Australia I used to have many conversations with a couple PhD students who were working in Agricultural Research. One of them was very very down on Monsanto (I think that is the name of it). Controling seeds. For seeds that were not fertile. So the growers would need to buy new seeds from the company every year they wanted to plant a crop.

Who will grow the food for us?

Yeah.

People don't think, often.

 

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