Balance of Nature

By indian-admin on 11-12-2017

The Department of Agriculture decreed that since sparrows were a threat to the harvest, they had to be done away with.

So they were. And as a result swarms of insects, which sparrows normally keep under control, descended upon the fields and ate them bare.

Then the government found a solution for this: costly insecticides. These chemicals made foodstuffs more expensive but also proved harmful to health.

All too late did people come to realize that though the sparrows had lived off the grain in the fields, they also kept the food healthy and cheap.

-Tony de Mello

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