The Anti-Pesticide Orgy
Every third day was beetle day.
Jar in hand, I combed the potato and eggplant fields to catch these menacing striped beetles.
Every time I found a beetle, it was having sex with another beetle. When I put them in my jar, they simply changed partners. It was a mini orgy in there.
All they did was eat leaves, have sex and make babies.
Watching the little creatures got me thinking.
Where did we go wrong?
Jobs, taxes, health insurance …
Why did we invent all this other crap?
The beetles had the right idea. They kept it simple.
On the subject of keeping it simple, collecting beetles in a jar was absurdly simple and time intensive. The task could’ve been eliminated with a pesticide.
But this was biodynamic farming.
Sure, it’s easy to use sprays, herbicides and poisoncides, but at what cost? Each chemical takes something away from the crop. The nutritional content goes down and we all suffer, get dumber, fatter, slower as result.
In the 1950s, Americans were the tallest people in the world. Now they’re not even close to the top and this directly linked to the degradation of the American diet.
The majority eat shit.
Bones don’t grow with cheese whiz and brain tissues don’t connect with frozen, breaded, deep-fried fish sticks.
Most problems can be linked to or solved by one’s diet.
So, in that case, I’ll pick beetles all day if it means I get real food when dinner time rolls around.
© Diego Cupolo 2011