Pesticides: "We must rethink the situation"

A new show in Moorhus deals with the topic "Irrweg Pesticides". Too many chemical weed killers and pests do not only threaten biodiversity

Klaus Frensing



On the 10.06.2019, 14:33

Lübbecke. They are the secret rulers of the world, about 48% of all animals are insects. But how much longer? The scientific study conducted by a 2015 Krefeld research group shows that over a 25-year period, the "biomass of insects" has decreased by 75% and that they need structures of specific landscape for their way of life. Bees, bumblebees and other pollinated insects – enough reasons to trace the facts that are causing this alarming state.Kreisverband Bündnis 90 / The Green Minden-Lübbecke and the local associations that Rahden and Lübbecke have with the NABU-Kreisverband Minden-Lübbecke am Wednesday evening, at the NABU visitor center in Moorhus, the exhibition "Irrweg pesticides" of the regional association NABU Angermünde, not only presents the adverse consequences of the use of pesticides, but also their alternatives. With Norwich Rüße, the spokesman for agriculture, nature, the environment, animal welfare and consumers of the Greens in NRW Parliament and a farmer apart, presented a professional at the exhibition. The subject has arrived in the middle of society The many visitors who welcomed Hermann Nagel (NABU) to the Opening Ceremony in the Moorhus showed how the theme has reached the "middle of society" and how much people are thrilled: besides climate protection , the extinction of species is the most urgent problem But he is also convinced that it is possible to achieve a comprehensive solution as a global community, citing as an example the recovery of the layer of Ozone, partly as a result of the global ban on CFCs, Norwich Rüße cited alarming figures, which clearly showed that "the state of nature is dramatically bad" and the policy and the society are invited to change something. For example, in North Rhine-Westphalia, 45% of animal and plant species are threatened.According to the EU report, one bird in three is on the alert list, 48% of species Wild bees are endangered and even butterflies are endangered as important pollinators. According to the UN, one in eight species in the world is threatened with extinction. In addition, in intensely used agricultural landscapes, 77% of the habitats are in an insufficient or poor state, only 6% of the rivers and lakes have an intact ecosystem. Over the past 40 years, the NRW meadows have been more than halved and continue "Every day, about 15 hectares of valuable nature are lost due to the seal hunt," complained Rüße. "We need a general overhaul!", He asked. "I am convinced that the solution is not the application of flower strips." The question is rather: "Do not we need another cultural landscape?" To which he replied with a clear yes. Policies need to put in place green guidelines Pesticides are part of an ecologically problematic system. Continued or increasing intensification of agriculture means that extinctions of species can not be stopped. The crucial question is: how do we want to live and are we willing to spend money accordingly for an agriculture that protects nature and the environment? Politics must become more courageous and social and ecological On 13 panels, the exhibition describes the consequences of pesticide application in soil, animals, plants and humans, including problems such as human disease, development of resistance, agro-genetic engineering and "who deserves it". It also shows the relationships that make change so difficult. An important aspect of the exhibition is the presentation of the alternatives described in ten strategies of organic farming. The thirteenth panel entitled "Ecological Intelligence" shows the possible solutions to the problem of pesticides. The organizers of the exhibition are not content to stir controversial chemistry and demonize chemistry in agriculture, but to explain in a clear and understandable way the enduring consequences of an over-the-counter alternative chemicals to weed control products and pests, and what alternatives are available until 30 November at the NABU Moorhus visitor center, Frotheimer Straße 57a in Lübbecke-Gehlenbeck.