30 Aug '17, 2pm

Sixth mass extinction on Earth is driven by industrial farming, says leading academic

Sixth mass extinction on Earth is driven by industrial farming, says leading academic

experiencing its sixth “mass extinction,” and humans are largely to blame, says a leading academic. In his new book The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, Professor Patel of the University of Texas explains how mass deforestation to clear grounds to grow mono-crops, the creation of large dead zones in the sea caused by run-off of fertilizers, and the trend of over-fishing are a detriment to the world and are driving the destruction of our planet.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/sixth-mass-extinction-on-earth-is-dr...

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