Wildlifers Must Fight Pesticides

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

When birders, butterfly watchers, parents with young kids, kids with elderly parents and all those who enjoy visiting wild places begin to understand that the pesticide and chemical agriculture lobby is stealing our future, killing the joy that comes from celebrating nature, ruining our health, eroding even our food security... then and only then will the dark forces who have such a tight grip on India's policy makers be forced to move away from pesticides and chemical fertilisers and return to the fold of nature. Eventually, of course, nature will force this upon humanity. But why, I wonder, must we be so dogged in our pursuit of that which harms us and our children? Why can't we take a hint from nature? Why must we only respond to its whip?