by Julie Wilson, Natural News:
Large-scale, commercial agriculture, among other things, is taking a toll on the planet, particularly in America’s Heartland, and is threatening the existence of life on Earth, according to an international team of researchers.
Published in the journal Science, their study called, “Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet,” identifies and defines Earth’s systemic limits, or planetary boundaries, and the changes they can withstand while still being able to support human life.
About 50 percent of the processes needed to maintain Earth’s stability are being compromised by human activity, with significant life-altering changes occurring in four of the nine systems.
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