Fri 27 April 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Gan Meir - King George Street, Tel Aviv,
Israeli agriculture is at the forefront of the world, but the climate crisis threatens its future. Increased erosion, soil erosion, extreme weather events and more and more difficult to provide healthy and quality food for a growing population.
Today, about half the land in Israel is threatened by over-processing and climate change. Data from the Ministry of Agriculture As of 2003, 15% of the agricultural land of Israel has been damaged and depleted. And who knows the situation 15 years later?
Most of today’s agricultural production is based on intensive use of plentiful resources, and agriculture accounts for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. But it is possible otherwise. Fresh, healthy and quality food should not come at the expense of the environment.
And the bees? As we know, agriculture and the environment can not exist without the swarms of bees because they pollinate 75% of the pollen in nature and in agriculture and are responsible for about 40% of the food we eat.
In the last hundred years the swarms of bees have been disappearing at a worrying rate. Prevention of spraying and protection of swarms of bees is a guarantee of sustainable agriculture and food security in the world.
In this climate march we will march together with farmers, citizens, students and anyone who cares about the future of Israeli agriculture and in particular the future of the planet in general and the payment of swarms of bees.
We will march because fresh, healthy and free food is a basic right and not a luxury.
We will march because the farmers deserve a decent livelihood and economic security. For Israeli farmers.
We will march because while millions of tons of good vegetables rot in the fields, or are thrown into the trash, 1 out of five families suffer from food insecurity. (As of 2012, latest latest data).
We will follow that the excessive pest control in Israel is dozens of times that of the US or Europe.