What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren
and what do we explain to our precious grandchildren?
Pesticides are meant to be very toxic. We add them deliberately to our environment. They are meant to kill insects to maintain crops.
Credit: D: Kenya mau-forest complex trans mara Rift small planes spraying chemicals on grain growers wheat grains agricultural pesticide health food quality security agriculture horizontal – Fred Hoogervorst, Wildlife and travel photography from photo nl.mystockphoto.com
With as result less insects, and that means less birds. Alarming mortality among bees, which means less crop. Planting in nature is getting toxic by polluted groundwater.
More and more animals are getting effected. Increasingly land is being polluted.
How ignorant are we?
We are the mammals with sense? When are we gone use it?
We use soil fumigants. Residents, children and farmers are suffering from respiratory problems, tantalizing eyes and skin rashes.
What on earth are we thinking?
Yes, there are guidelines from the government, about which poison is aloud and how much. Which poison is not killing us directly and which poison is killing us directly.
And we use both, in the agricultural sector and in the war sector.
In the mean while there are pesticides in our:
- Drinking water
Even in our clothing!
The cotton industry works with fertilizer, pesticides and defoliant.
Only 2.5% of the arable land is producing biologic cotton.
What do you know about the results in the future?
What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren?
- There are pesticides who cause cancer.
- Some can cause damage to our genetic material.
- Other pesticides disrupt the functioning of our hormones.
- Pesticides can disrupt the functioning of our immune system.
- Many insecticides act on the central nervous system.
- Some pesticides are absorbed by our fat tissue. The combined effect of such a cocktail of harmful substances is unpredictable.
We know that we are messing up, and we are still going on.
There are definitely a few essential things we need to survive.
Air, water and food
And we poison all three of them.
Remarkable, we need organisations like Greenpeace to conquer for a healthier and cleaner environment.
Where is our common sense gone to.
So, what do you tell your grandchildren when they ask: “Grandma and Grandpa didn’t you know these chemicals where bad for us?
What will your answer be?