It has taken thousands of years for mankind to develop a safe, reliable and plentiful food supply. I believe that without the use of modern farming technologies which include the proper use of herbicides/pesticides that something.... be it virus, insect, disease or something as yet unknown (my worst fear) will eventually lead to a devastation of our food supply. Something will be born that can spread and infect crops and livestock for which there may be no defense. I would like to leave a good thing well enough alone...Better yet to the farmers and others who know what they're doing.
maybe someday people will look at the growing population as a root cause and stop yammering on the fixing the symptoms.
I highly suggest reading Plan B, version 2 or 3....it's a free download if buying the book isn't desired.
PS, "plan b" annual cost to address all the world Sustainability issues was I think are about our current defense budget....I hate to compare it to our total bail out cost.
I too am concerned with a pandemic or bio based eco impact....nature is always last at bat.
"It has taken thousands of years for mankind to develop a safe, reliable and plentiful food supply."
You left out another "benefit"...the food mankind "developed" tastes and feels (texture) LIKE CRAP. Perhaps you are too young to remember when grocery store food actually tasted good???
"Something will be born that can spread and infect crops and livestock for which there may be no defense."
As a result of the manipulation of plants and the overuse of pesticides that renders the plants defenseless????
"I would like to leave a good thing well enough alone..." Hopefully it's not too late!
What came first the plant or the pesticide???
So we should bring back DDT? Cuz that is what we got when we left it up to the farmers and "others who know what they're doing".
I feel sorry for you if you are really that stupid.
Sounds like all of your ingestion of pesticides, herbicides,and toxic chemicals and hormones on your food have rendered your taste buds dead, if you prefer this over chemical free produce.
Walmart and the conventional industrial food suppliers are where you should be shopping then.
And make sure the obama supplies you with good doctors later on. Ha! Lots of luck with that one.
Please do your research before you say "I'm no expert"....You have access to any and all information here on the net....If you're really interested you can read. Some is junk but you can tell difference....
You asked the guy to related his experience and he did. He may not be an expert, but he is right about DDT. You would know that if you did a little research of your own, idiot.