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For me, all our interactions with nature have an ethical component. None are purely with a insensate object to be used simply as a tool.  For example, I buy organic not because it tastes better – although it can – but because we have to take care of the earth at least to some extent if we want to farm organically, and taking care involves treating something as if you respect it.  And often organic farmers, if they are not corporations, do respect the earth.

That said, it is interesting that the colony collapse disorder that is spreading such havoc in agriculture, and threatening to spread worse still, very possibly would not be happening if farmers farmed organically.

The blog’s point is not that this is the only cause – the problem is complex – but that this is possibly a serious contributing factor, one that would be absent in a ethical farming culture.

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