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Lucy Farmer

Organization: www.selfhelpforhealing.com
City/Country: Cyprus

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Lucy Farmer
I am a Plant Scientist, nature and animal lover! And a lover of protecting our Earth! My country is going through economic crisis and because of that people do not have money for fuel - they are cutting down the trees and not replacing them. We are a hot country and do not have a large rainfall - we cannot afford to lose what little trees we have and our climate is getting hotter year by year! As a plant scientist I have many reasons for saying that we are just not protecting our earth - here are a few examples: Monsanto monopoly using large amounts of mono-cropping - spraying glyphosate onto our weeds/soils in abundance and destroying the soil structure - depleting and killing the soil quality and allowing chemical runoff polluting fish, plant-life in rivers and streams The abundant use of neonicotinoids sprayed on crops and evidence that this kills bees - bees pollinate flowers, flowers reproduce to fruit/vegetables, kill bees no food! large volumes of pesticides/insecticides freely sprayed on non organic vegetable crops - most of systemic i.e. chemicals that are taken up from the roots of the vegetable to stop pests eating the crops - humans are eating these vegetables - cancer forming substances - also continuous spraying of pesticides/insecticides creates erosion of our soils - it takes thousands of years to produce a good six inches of topsoil - we can replace the soil, therefore we can grow crops on that soil! these are just a few examples of the mismanagement of nature, our Earth! It is a serious issue which needs to be urgently addressed by concerned governments who REALLY care about our environment! And that is why I have recently changed my career - I am no longer a plant scientist but a leader of women's education - I have come to believe that women are the only solution to save our Earth from destruction. I love animals, nature and our earth more than I do anything else in existence - but to protect, nurture and find more love for animals, nature, our earth, we have to first educate people to first begin to love and have compassion for themselves! - once humanity has only internal love, compassion, loving-kindness for themselves, humanity will freely give love, compassion and loving-kindness, protection to our animals, nature, our earth! it's a long slow process but i am doing my best in the only way I know how - by writing books and making videos for women etc. to make more awareness to these urgent changes!

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