I’ve been saying for years, killing the small beasties of this planet is far worse than even the climate catastrophe. Now, a letter to Nature from a group of highly respected scientists has called for urgent action to stop using the horrid chemicals that modern agriculture is addicted to.
What can you do personally?
Read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.
Spread the word.
Put pressure on politicians, and vote in those who respect science above profits.
Boycott the companies making these things, in particular Bayer-Monsanto.
However inconvenient it may be, refuse to use herbicides and pesticides, anywhere, in any circumstances.
Plant vegetation insects love. You can protect your vegies and ornamental plants from insects that like to share them with you in ways other than poisons.