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Organics & Wildlife

By: James Murray-White - Updated: 17 Oct 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
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There is a very fine and sometimes very subtle connection between the human world of organics, and the natural world of wildlife and nature.

The more the human world becomes aware of the benefits of growing food through organic methods, and not harming or polluting the earth, then wildlife and the natural world benefit immensely.

Seeing photographs or film of dead birds polluted by chemicals from land, or hundreds of fish, birds or seals caught up in oil slicks at sea, will always bring a lump to the throat of anyone who cares for the earth or for wildlife conservation. Conservation and preservation of the natural order and a sustainable balance of all species on the planet is at the heart of the organic movement, whether it is often stated or not.

The Benefits To The Natural World Of Organic Farming

Organic farming, and an organic lifestyle in general, will be of enormous benefit to the natural world as no chemicals, in the form of pesticides, herbicides and others, will be applied either to the soil or the growing plants. This also goes for any animal or fish that are raised organically.

There have been problems for the sea and for wildlife surrounding fish farms, with chemicals from non-organic food leaching out into the water and in the bodies of escaping non-organic fish. These have sometimes bred with wild fish, and caused mutations and damage to the natural fish stocks.

Wildlife benefits from having no pollutants and potentially lethal chemicals in the earth and in the atmosphere, and the natural interplay between animals, humans and the earth can be allowed to continue, without the threat of imbalance from such damaging and lethal chemicals. Wildlife does have an important part to play in agriculture, be it by keeping other predators away, or by eating a certain crop or weed that would otherwise be wasted.

The Benefits To The Human Community Of Organic Farming

For the human community, it is uplifting to see and hear about wildlife living a free and relatively secure life, without the harm that can come from chemicals and there like.Wildlife, in the form of birds, insects, and potentially bigger species, always return to areas that are not farmed intensively with chemicals, and those species that dominate in the food chain will play their part in feeding on smaller species lower than them in the pecking order.

The Natural Connection Of Wildlife With Organics

On many levels, both humans and animals benefit from changing agricultural methods away from intensive and chemical based, to a more organic style.

Conservation is the aim: animals, wildlife, humans and all types of fast disappearing crops are saved, preserved and indeed nurtured through more investment in conserving the natural quality of the world, instead of pumping it and polluting it with all things man-made and potentially toxic, in either the short or the long term.

Nature is essentially the nurturer of all things, both human, animal and wild. Is it not our responsibility, as well as our moral responsibility, as the species at the top of the tree of evolution, to care for all things within our dominion?

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