Drowning in our own fishless waters, our planet has discovered a staggering decline in marine life. This could mean crisis if something doesn’t change, and nothing is done. Overfishing and under nourishing our oceans is in fact a swimming example of how we as people are failing our mother earth. This is not a revolutionary thought, but it is something that our governments and fisherman have known for years. It seems fitting that the end of the age of Pieces is the right around the time that scientists figure we will have fished and poisoned our waters “dry”.
It is an obscure thought that our great-grandchildren could very well be without one of today’s main food sources, but it is only one of many unbelievable truths that our world is faced with today. It seems to me that we are so disconnected with our mother earth that we have blindly sailed ourselves and the rest of humanity into dark waters. With chemical waste and deadly plastics taking to our seas, marine live has dwindled and the quality of life for many has plummeted over the last half century. It was not too long ago when we as people worked together with the planet to maintain sustainable living. Somewhere along the way we allowed industry to take over and greed to pillage our land and our oceans.
Too often price and convenience out-weigh our desire to make positive change, and our food choices reflect our poor judgment. These choices then drive our industries forward and choke out honest, local farmers that are offering whole foods with less waste and pollution. The best way for anyone to protest this injustice is to support local growers and farmers. Make sure that the food you are buying is local, and you are avoiding packaged and manufactured goods. It is a shift in thinking, but is one of most important thing you can do for the planet, your body and the local economy.