If one strand is broken, the whole web is broken.
I thought how principle needs to be extended to include the environment as it doesn’t apply solely to human society but is integral to the health of our planet we all rely on. Everything that humans rely on for survival is taken from the earth. We exist as dependents on our planet, making the health of that environment crucial to our long term healthy survival.
Factors contributing to loss of biodiversity are overpopulation, deforestation, pollution and global warming.
- Food: the variety of natural and organic plants found around the world feed animals and humans alike.
- Beverages: the diversity of natural materials provide an abundance of ingredients for beverages.
- Medicine. Most medicines are derived from natural ingredients, most specifically plants. Many antibiotics are also derived from living micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi.
- Building materials. Rubber, oil, certain types of fibres, dyes and adhesives all come from natural origins.