Human Health Depends on Biodiversity | Greenr - Accelerate the Change!

"One of the key things that attracted me to the field of biomimicry was that it showed in very clear terms the value of protecting biodiversity.

Variety isn’t just the spice of life…it’s essential for life."

This post provides a short review of Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity.  Although the emphasis is on "medicines, biomedical and agricultural research, and new materials", the book also covers ecosystem services, the impact on infectious diseases and the relationship of food production on biodiversity.  The BBC News article Unnatural roots of the food crisis describes how our desire for cheap, abundant food has lead to industrial agriculture, which in turn has undermined the ecosystems on which our agriculture depends.

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