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Comment: Re:Without them completely? No (Score 3, Insightful) 365

by AttillaTheNun (#49469791) Attached to: Can Civilization Reboot Without Fossil Fuels?

I'll admit I have no idea of the link between fossil fuels and modern medicine. I was under the impression that most medicines are extractions of natural compounds.
I can cite many examples of scalable food production systems that don't depend on fossil fuels, however, and demonstrations that industrial agriculture that is reliant on fossil fuels for fertilizer are non-sustainable beyond the constraints of supply - they degrade and deplete soil fertility in the long run, leading to desertification.

Have a look at the works of Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton, Alan Savory, Mark Shepard, Sepp Holzer, Willie Smits if you're interested.

Comment: Re:It boggles my mind (Score 1) 179

by AttillaTheNun (#49321861) Attached to: WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient To Cancer Risk

By all means, allow me to elaborate and offer a clue or two.
Of course, almost anyone other than a pedant such as yourself would have realized I was referring to man made chemical agents specifically engineered to interfere with the natural cycles of organic lifeforms. Specifically broad-leaf plant-based organisms, in this case, but given the choice between drinking a glass of water with said chemical compound and one without, I'll choose the latter, thankyourverymuch.

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