Here is the rub. The abuse of these systems, like antibiotics has allowed the natural world to take back the advantage that we once had, and the advantage that allows us to expand far and wide over the earth. Consuming vast amounts of resources for profit.
For millions of years, humans lived in small groups of a few families. In the last three thousand years we have developed enough know-how to build cities, Industrial Farming, utilize chemicals to control insects and bacteria. But this could come crashing down very qucickly.
Should we do something about this? Can we?