America’s Growing Dead Sea

In the developed world we grow a lot of crops these days. Each crop is larger, stronger and more plentiful than before, each field and farm produces more. The reason for this is that we protect the crops with pesticides and enhance the crops with genetic modification and fertilisers, mainly nitrates and phosphates. In producing more food we are eating more of it and becoming fatter and in some cases obese. That is the effect of abundance upon some parts of humanity, while other parts of our species starve. Continue reading