Too much water will kill a plant (most anyways).
Not enough of many chems (aka vitamins, drugs, etc) means potential blindness, cancer etc. Too much of any of those may result in cancer or -gasp-
That Roundup might cause cancer, should be a '1st nature' realization about what this world is made of and what we are (chemistry).
My yard is filled with rows of pots. A little mulch (which is often junkmail portions) solves most weed problems.
A good friend has a 20x40' ground plot that he uses one full sheet of black agricultural plastic and has nearly zero weed problems.
Now when you're an ultrasuperjumbomega monocrop farm it might be a whole lot easier, more robotic, to skip that and spray herbicide in those monstrous
irrigation robots. Of course poison FOR plants, even only certain ones, seems to me like a bad idea. Call me the crazy person, but the biology that
chemical herbicides are built to affect are vastly different in 'nature' compared to pesticides that plants all already produce in some form for
affecting insect biology.
Now of course this 3 edged knife cuts all ways: First, chemicals that impact the biology of those 2 kingdoms doesn't necessarily impact our mammalian
biology in any ways like you might imagine. Second, any specific chem could impact all kingdoms, none at all, or some worse than with their intended
Perhaps its best to be able to skip mass spraying anything that could have unintended consequences, but will global food demands be met without
impacting the global ecnomy? And what if closer to all people eating such likely nasty chem treated foods had good diets to begin with, would such
trace amounts and / or cellular mutations actually impact them when only from time to time? I answer no to both questions.
Square one: I study & practice plant & human biochemistry everyday, with a heavy cognitive anchoring weighted towards cancer research / understandings
/ solutions. Virtually every plant has in it chems that would both cause or cure some form or more of cancer
in the right isolated
concentrations & under the right set of variables. I'd be shocked if humans ever manage to find a plant that down the road wouldn't prove do to one or
the other, and surprised if one were found that didn't ultimately have the potential for both. For a real opener look up the known carcinogens in
coffee (which is cancer neutral in humans).
Maintain balance grasshopper. Don't drown in the water lilies.
SOLUTIONS: Grow more of your own food. Aspire and work to achieve more income to better diversify your food array and the quality of its various
portions. Only drink RO water. Stop eating garbage. Stop drinking garbage water from garbage. Stop using antibiotic liquids soaps and then eating with
your hands saturated in resulting residues. Expect to sweat during your lifetime, and often. It's as artificial as Monsanto to expect otherwise and
your body will insist in the form things like cancer I bet. Eatc.
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