Worms & Peace

By Anna de la Vega

The history of synthetic fertiliser is laden with suffering, its invention prolonged wars, and it is responsible for the destruction of the living soil that sustains us. In the first of a two-part article, Anna explores the relationship between the development of synthetic agrochemicals and the history of modern warfare: war on humanity, and war on all living organisms. We will have no world to speak of if we continue to dishonour and poison the land and those that work upon her.

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