I think it was Rachael Carson’s book in the mid sixty’s that brought about a global consciousness about the effects of pesticides and herbicides being used in our food systems. ‘Silent Spring’ was a book that began movements around the world, driven by millions of people who had begun to see their natural biodiversity begin to vanish. As a child in England during the 70’s, I clearly remember the different season that bought a huge variety of beautiful insects to our gardens, streets and most importantly, to our play grounds.
The stag beetle, red admiral, butterfly, daddy long legs and strange stick like insects that would hide in the suburban hedgerow. All these insects, along with the songbirds have now, more or less gone in the cities and their suburbs, they are silent.
To read more, go to cargocollective.com/thesourceblog/A-Silent-Spring
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