Read More: Nature Deficit Disorder, Microbes, Bacteria, Threatened Species, Extinction, Allergies, Biodiversity, Biodiversity and Health, David Suzuki, Canada News
For much of human history we lived close to the natural world. As civilization evolved we became increasingly urbanized, and most of us now live in cities. As we've moved away from nature, we've seen a decline in other forms of life. Biodiversity is disappearing.
Although advances in modern agriculture have brought millions of hectares of once-unsuitable scrub land into food production, the environmental consequences of our growing "foodprint" have been severe.